Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Passes Batman V Superman At Domestically
The domestic gross of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been surpassed by Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker.
Warner Bros. and DC’s Batman v Superman marked the first time the titular heroes appeared together in a live-action feature film. While fans had waited for decades to see the Dark Knight and Man of Steel cross paths in a live-action film, Batman v Superman debuted to mixed reactions from audiences and critics.
Still, Batman v Superman managed to earn a respectable $330,360,194 at the domestic box office and a worldwide total of $873.6 million. Now, the domestic gross of Batman v Superman has been surpassed by Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, which has now reached the $330,601,522 mark.
Produced on a budget of $55 million, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker became the first R-rated film to earn $1 billion worldwide. As a result, Joker also became the most profitable comic book-based film in history.
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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!