Box Office: JOKER MOVIE still going strong
The weekend box office still have it that once again, Joker reigns supreme. The Todd Phillips movie starring Joaquin Phoenix as a crazy killer clown who loves to dance ended up at the top of the box office for the second week in a row.
Reports from ShockNG said “Joker” which follows the mentally ill Arthur Fleck grosssed over 19 Million Naira at the doemstic box office here in Nigeria. According to the CEAN box office numbers, the movie earned a total figures of 19,974,236 And impressive earnings of $152.2 million from 22,552 screens in 73 markets for Warner Bros.
In its second week, “Joker” took in $55 million, bringing its domestic total to $192.7 million. Overseas, the pic hauled in an additional $123.7 million, bringing its worldwide total to a whopping $543.9 million.
Will anything push this out of the top spot anytime soon? Hard to say. This upcoming weekend sees the release of sequels Zombieland: Double Tap and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, but it feels as if there’s almost no buzz around either of those movies. Joker might win again, and that would be pretty amazing.
As for the new movies that opened over the weekend against “Joker”, results vary. The animated The Addams Family had a respectable weekend, bringing in $30.29 million (per Box Office Mojo).
But Gemini Man, the experimental Ang Lee action flick starring two Will Smiths, did not fare so well. It only earned $20.5 million, which doesn’t look so good against its $138 million budget. The biggest loser, though, was the comedy Jexi, with just $3.1 million. Yikes.
While “Joker” gets to stay at the top of the charts, the weekend’s biggest winner was Bong Joon Ho’s highly acclaimed Parasite. The film opened in limited release in New York in LA, playing in three theaters total. But that limited release netted $376,264, which (via Box Office Mojo again) makes it the biggest location average of the year and the 18th largest of all-time.
The top 10 films at the box office right now can be seen below.
- The Addams Family
- Gemini Man
- Downton Abbey
- It Chapter Two
- Ad Astra