The Todd Phillips DC Comics film Joker has hit another box office landmark this weekend.
The highest-grossing R-rated film has now crossed the $900 million mark at the global box office on Saturday according to TheHollywoodReporter, which is yet another stunning feat by the comic book flick.
Fall blockbuster Joker racked up another milestone on Saturday when crossing the $900 million in worldwide ticket sales.
Joker’s next big milestone will be making a billion.
If that happens it would make it the first R-rated movie to do so. Potentially changing a lot of perceptions of how much a mature movie can make in both the domestic and global markets.
It’s also worth noting that Joker wasn’t some $200 million budget blockbuster that needed to earn a billion just to break even or simply turn a profit, the movie only cost $55 million to make. The return on that medium-sized investment is going to be massive for the studio.
Hopefully, this encourages Warner Bros. to continue to make mature features with their IP as we expect with the untitled Matrix 4.
Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn movie Birds of Prey is the next DC Comics flick to arrive on February 7th, 2020 and is looking like it’ll be another R-rated release from the studio after both Robbie and director Cathy Yan had stated publicly that was their aim.
James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad could also make the jump to being released as an R-rated movie, but that is a little less clear.
Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks — the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he’s part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER