‘Joker’ Continues Box Office Domination With $55 Million, ‘Gemini Man’ Flops With $20 Million Debut

Published On October 14, 2019 » 235 Views» By Z-rowe »

It looks like the controversy surrounding ‘Joker‘ helped the film in a strange way. Everyone wanted to see what all the fuss was about, and it’s generating lots of $$$ at the box office.

In its second weekend, Joker took in a cool $55 million, which means it has a 10-day domestic total of $192.7 million. Globally, it has a ridiculous $543.9 million, setting itself up for a possible $1 billion haul.

The film worked with a budget of around $65 million, so it’s all profit for the studio.

Sadly, that’s not the case for Will Smith’s latest film, Gemini Man. The film opened to just $20 million this weekend, and that’s pretty terrible considering the $140 million budget.

A $20 million opening for the costly Gemini Man, which likely tops out at $50 million domestic, is awful. Even if it gets to $200 million worldwide, Paramount and its partners are looking at a major loss. What had been projected to gross around $30 million came in a third lower.

But hey, at least Gemini Man beat Jexi, which released nationwide this weekend and only made $3.1 million. The movie has a terrible 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Ouch.

Thankfully it only had a $5 million budget.

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