Todd Phillips’ Joker has been making all sorts of headlines. Some good, some bad. This is one of the good ones because Joker is set to become the world’s highest-grossing R-rated movie at the box office.
Joker’s huge box office is certainly making a lot of executives over at Warner Bros. Pictures very happy because it was reported that they were a bit worried about this film.
Anyway, Joker is making the big bucks at the box office, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Todd Phillips’ film might be about to dethrone Deadpool as the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time.
The Hollywood Reporter went on to claim that Joker has now made $737.5 million, which is still slightly behind how much the first Deadpool movie ($783 million) and Deadpool 2’s ($785 million) box office.
Joker is killing the competition at the box office
However, it’s so close to those numbers, and at the moment it really does look like it’ll only be a matter of time before Joker’s box office numbers surpass those two films.
At the moment, Joker is predicted to make $900, which is a huge amount for a film that only cost $55 million to make. However, some outlets are even predicting that it could end up hitting the $1 million mark, which would be huge.
As far as the DCEU movies are concerned, Joker is currently the fifth highest-grossing film behind Suicide Squad ($746 million), Wonder Woman ($821 million), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($873 million), The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises (just over $1 billion each) and Aquaman ($1.14 billion).
However, if it ends up hitting the $1 billion mark that some people are predicting it will, it could end up being one of the top three grossing DC Comics movies of all time, which would be ludicrous, in a good way.
You can have a read of our Joker review to find out what we thought of the movie. Spoilers, we really liked it.
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