Critically acclaimed comic book movie ‘Joker’ became the highest-grossing R-rated movie crossing the $1bn mark in global ticket sales.
A movie receiving the R rating requires viewers less than 17 years old to be accompanied by an adult.
On the acting front, Joaquin Phoenix does a brilliant role portraying Joker. He aced the role so well that he is touted to receive an Academy award for his impeccable performance.
Interestingly, the movie was portrayed in a way that it had no ties to Batman. Instead it was marketed as a standalone adult thriller depicting the rise of an antagonist in a city that was financially and socially crippled. The way the movie has been doing in the Box Office, has even surpassed the popularity of the Dark Knight franchise. Joker has already made around $10 million more than Dark Knight.
No one had expected the Joker to get this far.
Joker is now among the 50 highest grossing films of all time and takes the place of most profitable comic book movie of all time as per Screenrant.