JOKER Tops $200M Domestic, WB's Highest Grossing Film of 2019

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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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