Todd Phillips Thanks Fans For Making ‘Joker’ #1 At Box Office
Director Todd Phillips thanked fans for the box office success of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker with a new photo on his Instagram account.
Amid both controversy and acclaim, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker managed to earn a domestic total of $96 million in its opening weekend. Overseas, the Todd Phillips film grossed $151 million, bringing its worldwide total to $247 million for its first weekend in theaters.
To celebrate Joker becoming the number one film at the box office, Todd Phillips took to his official Instagram account to share a new photo of Joaquin Phoenix’s Clown Prince of Crime moments before he introduced himself to the word on Murray Franklin’s talk show. In the caption, Todd Phillips thanked fans for the record-breaking box office success of Joker and noted that the feedback for the Joaquin Phoenix film has made the “bumpy road” worthwhile.
Check out the post below to see Todd Phillips’ post on Joker‘s success.
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Here is the official synopsis for 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 will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019.
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