Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Becomes First Film In A Decade To Top UK Box Office For Six Weeks

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Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker has now become the first film in ten years to take the number spot at the UK box office for six weeks.

Over the past weekend, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker earned an additional £1.7m at the UK box office, falling only 32% from the previous week’s figures. With the latest weekend earnings, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker has become to 30th highest-grossing film of all time in the UK.

Furthermore, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker has become the first film to earn the number spot at the UK box office for six weeks in a row in a decade. This feat was last accomplished by James Cameron’s Avatar, which took the top spot at the UK office for eight consecutive weeks and ten weeks in total. In the past decade, only Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Toy Story 3 have come close to reaching the six-week reign of Joker, with the former taking the top spot at the UK box office for five weeks in a row and the latter hitting number one spot for five non-consecutive weeks.

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!

Source: Screen Daily

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