Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Is As Profitable As ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker will reportedly be just as profitable as Avengers: Infinity War.

Joker appears to be another huge success for Warner Bros. and DC. Late last year, Aquaman stunned many by making over $1 billion worldwide. Justice League notably bombed at the box office for the studio beforehand, but it looks like things are back on track with their DC projects at the box office. According to Deadline, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker will make as much money for Warner Bros. as Avengers: Infinity War did for Disney.

The Joaquin Phoenix-led Joker is currently sitting at a worldwide total of over $745 million. While Avengers: Endgame made earned over $2 billion worldwide in its run, Joker had a significantly smaller budget of around $60 million. Disney’s Avengers: Infinity War had a massive budget of over $300 million. Deadline goes on to report that Joker is set to make over a half-billion dollars for the studio with at least $464 million, about as much as Avengers: Infinity War made last year. Joaquin’s Phoenix’s Joker is also poised to surpass Deadpool as the highest grossing R-rated film of all time.

Do you think Warner Bros. will continue to make low-budget DC films like Joker after the massive success of the film? Is a Joker sequel with Joaquin Phoenix inevitable now? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!

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 fractured society. 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. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the Avengers, Joaquin Phoenix and the Warner Bros. movie.

Source: Deadline

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.