Joker has become the highest-grossing R-rated film ever at the worldwide box office, beating out Fox’s Deadpool and Deadpool 2.
Joker has earned $788.1 million, surpassing Deadpool’s $782 million and its sequel’s $785 million.
Directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, Joker garnered significant controversy and
Nevertheless, it racked up $93.5 million at the domestic box office during its opening weekend,setting a record for the biggest October debut ever.
Other R-rated films surpassed by Joker since then include 2003’s The Matrix Reloaded, 2017’s It, and 2003’s The Passion of the Christ.
R-Rated box office congratulatory posts aren’t like the ones you’re used to… pic.twitter.com/OTy2BqIP4f
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 25, 2019
Ryan Reynolds, the star of the Deadpool movies, congratulated Joker’s feat with a fittingly R-rated tweet.
By: Damilola Faustino