Joker becomes highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time

As of Friday, Joker has found itself with a new record. Globally, the film has now grossed $788.1 million, making it the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time. The previous record-holder was Deadpool with $783 million.

The breakdown so far is $258.6 million in North America, and $529.5 million from the various foreign box offices. The film looks set to cross $800 million by the end of the day, and analysts are currently pegging it to finish up around $900 million.

Warner Bros. is expected to walk away with a profit in the $450 million range, while another 25% will go to Village Roadshow, and the final 25% stake going to Bron.

Ryan Reynolds, the star of the Deadpool movies, took to Twitter on Friday to congratulate the team behind Joker on its breaking the record.

Reynolds didn’t hold back, but it seems appropriate.

With a fairly lackluster slate of new films this weekend, Joker is expected to regain the top slot in its fourth weekend in the U.S. and take in around $20 million.