Whilst Joker is already the most profitable comic-book film of all-time, it has just joined the $1 billion club, marking it as one of the highest-grossing films of 2019.
It will also take the title of number one highest-grossing film not to debut in China from The Dark Knight which released ten years ago in 2008.
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Warner Bros. are also pushing for the film to be included in the Oscar awards ceremony, and so all these achievements could be nothing more than the tip of the iceberg.
Joker may also find itself a winner of one of the various categories, not just a box office success. Fans are already claiming that Phoenix deserves the Best Actor trophy and some claim the film deserves Best Score, too.
‘Joker’ surpasses ‘Man of Steel’
Joker has over $312 million in domestic gross, meaning that it has made just as much as Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man: Homecoming, the latter being one of the most popular superheroes of all-time.
It has also outsold DC’s own boy scout in terms of tickets, meaning that the Clown Prince of Gotham has proven himself to be more popular than DC’s most iconic character.
What impresses a lot of people is that Joker is an r-rated film (the highest-grossing in that field, as well) which proves that darker and more adult comic-book films definitely have a market.
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