Box Office: Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Ends Domestic Run With $335 Million

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Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker has ended it’s domestic run with a whopping $335 million.

Now that controversies have settled and Academy Awards have been handed out, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker has finally ended its nearly 6-month long domestic run. Joker was poised to be a success right from the get-go thanks to Joaquin Phoenix taking on the leading role but it was never expected to be such a huge hit.

Being nominated for eleven Academy Awards and grossing over a billion dollars were initially a pipe dream for the Joaquin Phoenix film but the impact Joker has had both culturally and systematically cannot be ignored. The Todd Phillips-directed film has officially ended its domestic run, which means that the film can now only be viewed in the comfort of ones home. According to BoxOfficeReport, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker ended with a huge $335 million.

To put that into perspective, the R-rated Joker made more domestically than Aquaman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy. As for Joker’s worldwide total, the Joaquin Phoenix film is the sixth-highest grossing film of 2019. Currently the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time, we can imagine Warner Bros. execs are very happy with the financial restitution that Joker brought in. As for what’s next for the Clown Prince of Crime, it appears that a sequel won’t be coming anytime soon.

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Here is the official synopsis for the Joaquin Phoenix movie:

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, the film 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 available on Digital HD, Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD.

Source: BoxOfficeReport