Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Becomes First R-Rated Movie To Cross 1 Billion Dollar Worldwide Within A Year Of Its Release

It’s time to celebrate! Joaquin Phoenix starrer Joker has reached another milestone as the $62.5 million-budgeted DC Films flick has crossed $1 billion (Rs 71635 million) in global ticket sales on Friday. Not only that, but it has also become the first R-rated Hollywood and the third non-Disney/Universal movie to do so within a year

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Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Becomes First R-Rated Movie To Cross 1 Billion Dollar Worldwide Within A Year Of Its Release

Joaquin Phoenix starrer Joker released on October 2, 2019. The film which made headlines ever since it hit the theaters has been making waves with its unusual content. The film has reached another milestone as the $62.5 million-budgeted DC Films flick has crossed $1 billion (Rs 71635 million) in global ticket sales on Friday. Not only that, but it has also become the first R-rated Hollywood and the third non-Disney/Universal movie to do so within a year.

A report in Forbes.com states, “In 2012, there were four $1 billion grossers in one year, with two from Warner Bros (The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), one from Disney (The Avengers) and one from Sony (Skyfall). Two of those were 2-D flicks and none of them earned more than $86 million in China. Dark Knight Rises ($52 million), The Hobbit ($58 million), Skyfall ($59 million) and The Avengers ($86 million) treated China as essentially a bonus.” (ALSO READ: Joker Movie Review: International Reviewers Say The Psychological Thriller Is Mind-Boggling Just Like Its Plot)

Ever since the news of it crossing $1 billion worldwide has surfaced, fans can’t contain their excitement and are taking to social media to celebrate. A user wrote, “JOKER is now the first R-rated movie to have made 1 BILLION USD at the worldwide box office. What do you get, when you support and don’t mess with a director’s vision and let him make his goddamn movie, WB? I’ll tell you what you get, you get WHAT YOU FUCKING DESERVE!” (ALSO READ: Joker Star Joaquin Phoenix Uses The F Word At Film's Crew Member; Feels 'Sorry' And 'Embarrassed' For His Diva Behaviour)

Another wrote, “I want people to see me” #Joker 1) 1st R-Rated Film in History to cross $1B. 2) Has Passed The Dark Knight' Biggest Joker Appearance. 3) Lowest Budget in the $1B Club.”

Indeed, Joker deserves all the love! 


Images Source: instagram/jokermovie

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