Blowing away all expectations, the Joker movie is closing in on a billion-dollar box office with talks of a sequel also underway.
The current box office for Joker has it at almost $950 million with the flick expected to hit a billion in the coming weeks.
That is a tremendous number for Warner Bros. and director Todd Phillips as, reportedly, the flick only cost around $50 million to make.
To put that number in perspective, a movie like The Avengers: Endgame would need to have brought in upwards of $7 billion to be an equivalent, but then there is also the problem that something like an Avengers: Endgame has is that not as much profit is made because of all the actors and high costs associated with the film (as confirmed by Disney). Joker may even pass Infinity War in terms of profits.
What is also huge for Joker is that it is going to hit a billion dollars without a release in China, which will make it the first movie to do so since the release of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight back in 2008.
So we see Joker is laughing all the way to the bank.