‘Joker’ shatters box office records, earns more than $200 million worldwide
The Warner Bros. psychological thriller brought in an estimated $93.5 million in North America this weekend. This had made "Joker" the highest-grossing opening in the history of October. The film has also surpassed the earning of Sony Pictures' "Venom," which made $80 million last October.
"Joker" is the largest opening for Warner Bros. this year as well as one of the biggest openings for an R-rated film.
Joker was awarded the Golden Line Award for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival a month ago and its nomination for the Oscars is also guaranteed.
The story of film follows Arthur Fleck played by Joaquin Rafael Phoenix, who is a mentally ill-failed stand-up comedian and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City.
Besides Joaquin, film stars Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, and Marc Maron.