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.
R-Rated box office congratulatory posts aren’t like the ones you’re used to… pic.twitter.com/OTy2BqIP4f
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 25, 2019
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.