With a new high for the month of October, the Warner Bros. movie earned $ 93.5 million domestically and $ 140.5 million abroad for a $ 234 million worldwide launch.
Joker's Joker Todd Phillips's newest film, featuring Joaquin Phoenix as one of the most famous comic book super villains in modern history, was no joke.
Set a new high for the month In October, the Warner Bros. movie won $ 93.5 million in domestic and $ 140.5 million abroad for a $ 234 million worldwide start. Dollars recorded. (Without China, the film is unlikely to be released because of its gritty, nihilistic themes.)
In the US, the R-rated source photograph sparked widespread security concerns in the days leading up to its release on Friday. Encouraging cinemas across the country to increase the security of the film on the opening weekend, including increased police presence and ID checks (an R rating means that all under-1
And some cinemas, such as the AMC Theater and Alamo Drafthouse warned the parents that Joker is not an ordinary Hollywood superhero movie.
Warners executives held back on Sunday in light of security concerns and offered nothing Here are the records and highlights of Joker's non-inflation-adjusted debut.
Largest domestic opening of all time in October  The best ever was Sony's perhero pic Venom which was launched on the same weekend in 2018 with $ 80.3 million , The success of Venom – rated PG-13 – was undoubtedly a factor when Warner Bros. collaborated with Joker who also set a record start date for the month of October (39.7 million) USD)).
Largest international opening of all time in October
Venom was the previous champion with $ 127.2 million.
Joker exceeded all expectations internationally With $ 16.3 million, he scored the highest bow ever for a Warners image in South Korea. Throughout Asia, the film made the fourth-biggest debut ever for a Warners movie, including Japan ($ 7 million).
Joker celebrated the largest October debut of all time in 21 markets worldwide, including Mexico ($ 13.1 million) – making it the second largest opening for a DC-related film in the world Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice – Australia ($ 6.6 million) and Brazil ($ 7.3 million). And in 39 markets, the film Warners delivered the largest ever opening of the year, including the UK (14.8 million US dollars) and Russia (10 million US dollars).
Biggest Imax October Opening
The large-format exhibitor achieved a ticket sale of $ 9 million.
The largest worldwide launch of all time in October
Joker topped Venom with $ 207.3 million world premiere.
A Career Best Start for Todd Phillips
The greatest ever opening of the filmmaker was The Hangover Part II in 2011 ($ 85.9 million) , In the year the cat debuted $ 45 million, while the third hangover rate in 2013 was $ 41.7 million. War Dogs Phillip's last movie before Joker opened for a disappointing $ 14.7 million in 2016.
A Best Career Start for Joaquin Phoenix
Phoenix's biggest domestic debut so far was M. Night Shymalan's Signs in 2002 ($ 60.1 million).
A career best start for co-star Robert De Niro
De Niro's biggest ever live-action debut was Meet the Fockers in 2004 (46, 1 million USD).
Fourth Weekend Opening for a R-Rated Picture
At the top of the list is Deadpool ($ 132.4 million) from Deadpool 2 ($ 125.5 million), It ($ 123.4 million) and then Joker . Next is 2003 The Matrix Reloaded ($ 91.8 million) and It: Chapter Two which debuted $ 91.1 million last month.
Warner Bros. & # 39; Largest domestic opening in two years
In September 2017 it debuted at $ 123.4 million, followed by $ 93.8 million for the Justice League November of this year. In general, Warners has had a tough year outside Joker so far. It: Chapter 2 and Annabelle is coming home. The Broadest October Publication of All Time in North America
Joker was introduced in 4,374 theaters to mark Venom's 4,350 locations .