By Creative Media TimesWarner Bros’. psychological thriller “Joker” is now the highest-grossing R-rated film ever at the global boxoffice.
As of Thursday, the surprise boxoffice phenomenon has earned $788.1 million, beating Deadpool and its sequel 2018 Deadpool 2 which grossed $782 million and $785 million respectively. Joker recently set the record for the biggest October opener of all time domestically, internationally and worldwide.
The announcement was made today by Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. “Todd Phillips’s bold, creative vision is evident in every frame of ‘Joker,’ matched only by Joaquin Phoenix’s incomparable interpretation of this iconic character. What they and everyone who worked on this film created has clearly resonated with audiences worldwide. We congratulate them and our colleagues at DC on reaching this extraordinary benchmark, and I personally want to congratulate the entire Warner Bros. team on the roll-out of this film.”
Directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, Joker won the Golden Lion at the 76th Venice International Film Festival where the film premiered last month.