Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Breaks October Box Office Record With $13.3M Thursday

Joker breaks the October record that was previously held by Venom, as the Joaquin Phoenix film racks in $13.3 million with Thursday night previews.

Joker may be the center of controversy, but the box office results are sure to put a smile on the face of Warner Bros. and the team behind the film. The clown prince of crime brought in $13.3 million on Thursday night, breaking the record for October that was previously held by Venom. Projections for the Joaquin Phoenix film have it set to make anywhere from $75-95 million for a record breaking opening weekend.

Venom broke October records last year, opening to $10 million with Thursday night previews. The film currently holds the October opening weekend record with $80.2 million and Joker has a decent chance of passing it. While Venom had some serious  competition with Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born, Joker is in the clear as the Joaquin Phoenix film is the only big title launching this weekend.

Do you think Joker can crack a $100M opening weekend? What did you think of the Joaquin Phoenix film? Do you think it’s better than Venom? Sound off in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for the Joaquin Phoenix film:

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, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham. The movie is not part of the DC Extended Universe, and seems to play into Warner Bros.’s interests of making creator-driven superhero movies over necessarily building a hyper-connected shared universe… At least for the time being.

Joker will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Joaquin Phoenix,  Joker and Venom!

Source: TheWrap

Check Out Every Image From Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Movie Here

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Joker Joaquin PhoenixWarner Bros.' upcoming standalone Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix is just over six weeks away from hitting theaters so we've rounded up all of the film's official images showing off the next Clown Prince of Crime.

Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix is set to be an origin story. The gritty and grounded crime film directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover) is set in 1980s Gotham City follows Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a failed 1980s comedian that becomes The Joker after he bombs with audiences. The film will serve as DC's first outing beyond its the current cinematic universe since it was launched by Zack Snyder in 2013 with Man of Steel in order to create new and unique storylines as the studio expands DC canon.

So far, Warner Bros. has released official images from the film featuring Joaquin Phoenix along with Robert De Niro who plays talk show host Murray Franklin, as well as Zazie Beetz' Sophie Dumond, who appears to be a love interest of Joaquin Phoenix's Joker in the film. You can check out all of the officially released stills from Joker in the gallery below!

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Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, the film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

Joker will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Joaquin Phoenix, Joker, and the future of the DC slate as we learn it.

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