You thought the ‘Joker‘ was done at the box office? Not so fast. The villainous tale just grabbed the number one spot at the box office in its fourth weekend inside theaters.
That’s right, it’s been out a month now and it still topped the box office. The film made $18.9 million this past weekend, which was just barely enough to beat Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’s $18.5 million haul.
It’s rare for any film to claim No. 1 in its fourth outing, but the surprise (and non-consecutive) win for ‘Joker’ highlights its impressive endurance despite initial fears that it would incite violence. It’s only the third movie this year — following Universal’s ‘Glass’ and Disney’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ — to secure in first place during three weekends.
It also just became the most successful R-rated movie in history, making over $849 million worldwide. It’s made $277 million in the states and $571 million across the globe.
Pretty crazy to see just how successful this movie has been. It started with so much fear, but that quickly faded.
According to a few reports, the budget was around $70 million, so you can bet the studio is making lots of $$$ on this.