Box-Office Weekend: Joker Obliterates Competition

The latest comic-book adaptation, Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, completely dominated the box-office weekend, as it brought in $93.5 million during its opening weekend. The film enjoyed the largest domestic October opening weekend box-office of all time.

This is also the fourth largest domestic opening for an R-rated film of all time as well. Audiences seem positive towards the film, with critics less so. Ultimately, time will tell if the film breaks even more records beyond its first week of release.

As was expected, every other film pretty much dropped a spot in the rankings this weekend in the wake of the Joker tsunami. Abominable finished in second place with $12 million and a two-week total of $37.8 million. Similarly, Downton Abbey fell to third place, but added $8.0 million to give it a three-week total of $73.6 million.

Dropping to fourth place was the comedy Hustlers, which added $6.3 million over the weekend, giving it a four-week total of $91.3 million.
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