JOKER on Track to Reach $1 Billion at Global Box Office

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Updated November 15, 2019: Joker is poised to top $1 billion at the global box office this weekend, according to Deadline

Joker will be the first R-rated film to pass $1 billion in global earnings, the seventh film from Warner Bros. to hit that mark, and the fourth DC film (after Aquaman, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Dark Knight) to earn $1B.

Deadline reports the film's box office take through Thursday, November 14 as $999.1 million, with $317m of that from domestic markets.

Updated October 15, 2019Joker earned $55.9 million at the domestic box office over the weekend, the largest October second weekend ever, easily beating Gravity's $43.2m second frame in 2013.

With Forbes reporting an estimated $8.4m on Monday, the film has crossed the $200m benchmark ($201.99m) in 11 days. 

This brings its worldwide combined domestic and international estimated box office total to $572m, with Forbes putting it on track to cross $600m on Tuesday.

Joker is now Warner Bros.' highest grossing film of 2019, and the eighth highest grossing R-rated film of all time globally.

Updated October 9, 2019: According to Forbes, Joker scored $13.9m at the domestic box office Tuesday, a whopping 43% over Monday's $9.7m, which are both records for a Monday and a Tuesday in October. 

That gives the film a five-day domestic total of $119.9m.  

Updated October 6, 2019Joker's opening weekend domestic receipts are now an estimated $93.5 million ('actuals' are released Monday afternoon), which is the October record, besting last year's Venom ($80.3m).

The film also dominated the overseas market, with an estimated $140.5 million from 73 markets, and Warner Bros.' biggest opening weekend this year in 39 of them. 

The makes an estimated worldwide total of $234m, demonstrating once again the worldwide appetite for comic book-based film is strong. 

Original story from October 5, 2019: Director Todd Phillips' Joker earned $39.9m at the domestic box office on October 4, according to Variety - breaking the opening day box office record for films released in October which was previously held by 2018's Venom with $32.5m.

Variety estimates the controversial film will take in up to $92m in its opening weekend, which would once again beat out Venom, which grossed $80.3m in its domestic opening weekend, to be the biggest October domestic opening weekend ever.

Joker is now in theaters.

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