Joker takes second place at the weekend box office

Joker had another great weekend around the world as it inches to an ever higher gross.

For its fifth weekend, Joker took in $37 million at the foreign box office to bring its foreign total up to $634.4 million. Domestically it landed in second place for the weekend and took in $13.92 million to bring its North American total to $299.61 million. This brings the grand total up to $934 million off of an estimated budget of $55 to $70 million.

As predicted, Terminator: Dark Fate did take the top spot, but it was nothing to crow about. The latest installment in the Terminator franchise came in with an anemic $29 million off of an estimated budget of $185 to $196 million. Globally it sits at $123.6 million, but nothing to crow about as of yet.

There are multiple wide releases this week – Doctor Sleep, Last Christmas, Midway, and Playing With Fire – so Joker will slip further down the charts. That being said, with the way it’s tracking, it does seem $1 billion is possible in the next two to three weeks. It’s a bit of a race at this juncture, but with it overperforming as it has been, it should still hit the benchmark.