According to one box office projection service’s report, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker is on track to earn $82 million to $90 million in its opening weekend.
Interest in Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker seemingly increased after the DC film debuted at the Venice Festival to rave reviews and won the Golden Lion for Best Film. After screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, Joker solidified itself as an early awards season contender, with Joaquin Phoenix regarded as a frontrunner for Best Actor of the Year awards for his performance as the titular villain.
Now, a box office projection service indicates Joquin Phoenix’s Joker is on course to debut with $90 million, which would set a new opening record for the month of October and surpass the $80.2 million first-weekend gross of Venom. Another tracking service points to an $82 million opening weekend for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker.
According to tracking, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker currently holds a first choice male 25+ figure on par with Batman v. Superman and three-times the figure of John Wick: Chapter 3. The male under 25 first choice figure for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker is slightly higher than Batman v Superman and double that of Logan‘s.
Here is the official synopsis for 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, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
Joker will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019.