• “Joker” wins the box office with a $93.5 million take.
  • That’s the biggest opening weekend ever for an October launch.
  • It beat out earlier record-holder “Venom,” which earned $80 million it’s opening weekend last 12 months.
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Warner Bros. is king of the mountaintop this weekend in Hollywood, and it is because of combining the Clown Prince of Crime with the director of “The Hangover.”

“Joker,” Todd Phillips’ terribly darkish and twisted origin story of DC Comics villain The Joker, launched in an estimated $93.5 million over the weekend, which is the biggest opening ever for the month of October.

The film, starring Joaquin Phoenix as the legendary comic e-book character, carried out on 4,374 screens, the most ever for an October launch. The consequence’s a record-breaking weekend cume that has already made once more the movie’s north of $60 million manufacturing funds for Warner Bros. The file bought right here no matter heightened police train at movie theaters as a consequence of fears surrounding potential violence at the screenings and a Rotten Tomatoes score that plummeted following buzz from the Venice and Toronto film festivals.

Here are a few notable benchmarks for the movie:

It’s an infinite win for Warner Bros., which has been on a roller coaster journey this 12 months with regard to how its movies have carried out. There have been highs like “It: Chapter Two,” “Shazam!,” and “The Curse of La Llorona,” however moreover lows like “The Kitchen,” “Isn’t It Romantic,” and “The Goldfinch.”

An interesting verify for “Joker” will come the subsequent weekend when Paramount opens the Will Smith movie “Gemini Man.” Not being acquired successfully by critics (43% on Rotten Tomatoes), the movie may have a fight with “Joker” for the excessive spot.