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‘Joker’ Has Last Laugh At Box Office


Todd Phillips’ Joker had the last laugh in its box office debut, earning a huge $93.5 million domestically from 4,374 theaters to set a new opening record for the month of October despite heightened security at cinemas across the U.S. The dark, R-rated supervillain movie starring Joaquin Phoenix as the mentally ill misfit turned homicidal maniac did even more business overseas, raking in $140.5 million from more than 70 markets for a global start of $234 million.

The top 12 films of the weekend, as of Sunday, October 6 are as follows:

#TitleDistributor NameWeekend Total # of LocsLoc AvgCume Total
1JokerWarner Bros.$93,500,0004,374$21,376$93,500,000
3Downton AbbeyFocus Features$8,000,0003,548$2,255$73,626,935
4HustlersSTX Entertainment$6,300,0003,030$2,079$91,321,880
5IT Chapter TwoWarner Bros.$5,355,0003,163$1,693$202,205,157
6Ad Astra20th Century Fox$4,557,0002,910$1,566$43,662,768
7JudyRoadside Attractions$4,445,6351,458$3,049$8,904,078
8Rambo: Last BloodLionsgate$3,550,0002,900$1,224$39,823,895
9WarYash Raj Films$1,500,000305$4,918$2,000,000
10Good BoysUniversal$900,0001,006$895$82,042,620
11Lion King, TheDisney$693,0001,034$670$541,289,057
12Angel Has FallenLionsgate$565,000831$680$68,310,715