Warner Bros. has a surprisingly large hit on their hands with Joker as the film has now earned $737 million this weekend (estimates via ERC) and will likely keeping adding to that over the next couple of weeks.
WB's JOKER cracked open another $77M overseas this weekend, $490M total. Worldwide tally is now flying high w/ $737M.
UK ($50M) MEX ($36M) KOR ($33M) BRA ($25M) JPN ($25M) ITA ($23M) GER ($20M) FRA ($19M) OZ ($19M) ESP ($18M)
— Exorcist Relations Co. (@ERCboxoffice) October 20, 2019
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has a box office total of $873.8 million and we believe there is a good chance that Joker matches or surpasses that number by the end of the theatrical run.
It only needs another $136.8 million to match and that seems extremely possible.
By next week it should have surpassed Shazam!, Man of Steel, Justice League, and Suicide Squad.
After crossing Batman v Superman’s landmark, that would make Joker the second highest-grossing DC Comics film post-Christopher Nolan, an impressive feat.
Aquaman taking the top spot of $1.148 billion.
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.
Joaquin Phoenix has teased interest in making a sequel and I have to assume that Warner Bros. will likely seriously consider that given the return on their investment as they only spent $55 million on Joker’s budget.
The next big DC Comics release will be Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey set to be released on February 7th, 2020.