Joker Made $96 Million at the Box Office.
In an only-maybe-kinda surprising twist, Warner Bros.' Joker nabbed a cool $96 million at the domestic box office last weekend. That figure gives the film the biggest October opening of all time, beating out the record previously held by Venom.
The latter was a PG-13, $300 million-budgeted superhero ensemble flick designed to launch sequels and spin-offs. The former was an R-rated, $60 million, grimdark character play that will allegedly spawn zero sequels no matter how much it earns over the next month or so.
Joker plays like an origin story reboot, specifically the “bad” kind that makes you wait for the sequel for the stuff you came to see.