Warner Bros and Todd Philips’ R-rated movie Joker is soon to join the billion dollar club at the global box office.
The film stood at $999.1 million on Thursday. The movie’s outstanding run at the box office exceeded everyone’s expectations, especially in the US, where there were security concerns at its initial release.
The lead role is played by Joaquin Phoenix, who plays the iconic Joker.
The comic book film’s running surpassed Deadpool which made $783 million when it released in 2016. Ryan Reynolds, the main lead, congratulated the team of Joker on social media.
The movie has been garnering immense success ever since it released. The movie attracted a large audience despite critical acclaim about its depiction of violence.
Before the movie’s official release, it was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. It had also received an eight-minute standing ovation at the premiere. The movie has been the buzz around town lately. Phoenix’s performance is particularly praised while fans also anticipate that Joker will win this year’s Oscar.