Congratulations are in order to the creators of the ‘Joker’ movie, as it has made history becoming the biggest R-Rated Movie Ever, surpassing ’Deadpool.’
’Joker’ is a psychological thriller film based on the DC Comics character, starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. The film follows Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian who turns to a life of dysfunction and crime in Gotham City.
According to Forbes, Joker raked in $2.4 million on Thursday, bringing its 21-day total to $258.675 million.
As long as it doesn’t fall off the face of the earth tonight, it is expected to surpass ’Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ which brought $259 million in 2014, and ’The Amazing Spider-Man,’ which brought in $262 million back in 2012.
According to Forbes, the film has now earned $788.3 million worldwide, which means that it has outsold ’Deadpool,’ which brought in $782.6 million in 2016, and ’Deadpool 2,’ which earned $785.05 million in 2018, now making it the biggest R-Rated movie ever.
The success of ’Joker’ goes on to show that there’s something wildly enticing to viewers about R-rated comic book movies, being that the top three biggest-grossing R-rated movies in the last three years (Joker, Deadpool 2, and Deadpool), have been violent comic book films. The R-rated superhero content trend doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down anytime soon.
’Joker’ is estimated to earn close to $900 million worldwide.