We knew the race for first place was close, and it most assuredly was.

When the weekend box office numbers come out on Sunday those are projections. They are, for the most part, pretty accurate, but when a race is tight, things can change. When the numbers came out this week, the numbers came in with Joker winning the weekend with $18.9 million to Maleficent: Mistress of Evil bringing in $18.53 million.

The actual numbers came out, and everyone did better than expected, which is good, but it also meant Joker fell to second place.

Maleficent ended up winning the weekend with $19.369 million to $19.248 million for Joker. Even if it didn’t get the top spot, Joker still outperformed expectations, and that’s good news all around.

Terminator: Dark Fate will win the upcoming weekend, but Joker will still have a good performance, only adding to its already impressive coffers.

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