Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker is on course to cross the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office today.
Now entering its seventh week of release, Joker has experienced record-breaking box office success and eventually earned the title of highest-grossing R-rated film of all time. With a current domestic total of $316.692 million and a worldwide gross $998 million, Forbes reports that today will likely be the day the Joaquin Phoenix film crosses the $1 billion mark.
When Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker hits $1 billion worldwide, it will become the first R-rated film to reach this milestone. Furthermore, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker will be only the third non-Disney/Universal to earn $1 billion in just under one year.
Here is the official synopsis for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker:
Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fracturedsociety. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
Joker is now playing in theaters!