Todd Phillips Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix is breaking all the records since its release. Now, it has become the most profitable comic book movies ever made by reaching almost $1 billion collection at the box office.
As per a Forbes report, the film was made on a budget of $62.5 million and has collected $957 million at the global box office. It said “..It’s the third-cheapest $900 million grosser of all time after Bohemian Rhapsody ($905 million on a $52 million budget) and The Lion King ($968 million on a $55 million budget in 1994). When it tops $1 billion worldwide in the next week or so, it’ll be the cheapest movie to do so, with a budget just under the $63 million spent by Jurassic Park back in 1993.”
The film has dethroned 1994’s The Mask from the top position by earning 15.3 times its budget. All this, despite the R rating. Joker earned this feat without a release in China.
Other records broken by Todd’s Joker include crossing Deadpool’s collection i.e. $783 million, to emerge as the top-grossing R-rated title of all time. Besides, in India, the movie crossed Rs 50 crore mark within a fortnight of its release.
Having relevance for the present time and generation, the film was criticized with the fear that it could trigger violence across the world and also stars actors like Robert De Niro, Bill Camp and Glenn Fleshler.