Joker Sets a New Record and Cracks the Top 50


Despite some solid competition, Joker held on to the top spot at the weekend box office domestically, internationally, and worldwide. The film has earned almost $544 million in twelve days.

Joker earned an estimated $55 million dipping just 43% in its second weekend. Domestically, the film has earned $192.7 million after ten days in release. It’s the largest October second weekend ever beating Gravity’s $43.2 million in 2013.

Internationally, the film brought in an estimated $123.7 million from 79 markets. The film has earned $351.2 million at the foreign box office so far.

The film has also been climbing the charts and is now #44 in lifetime worldwide grosses for a comic film adaptation. It’s also a solid return on investment. The film’s reported budget is $55 million and with worldwide grosses at $544 million and counting, the multiplier is a solid 9.89 and climbing. It’s the second-best return for a comic adaptation this year behind Dragon Ball Super: Broly. It’s also the best return of the modern era of DC films that began with Batman Begins through Aquaman.

Over the past week, Spider-Man: Far From Home earned an estimated $170,000 domestically. The movie’s domestic total now stands at $390.4 million. Internationally, the film added about $130,000 to its total. Internationally, the film has earned $741.0 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $1.131 billion. Having passed Captain Marvel, the movie would need to earn a bit less than $16.6 million to pass Aquaman in worldwide grosses.

Here’s where 2019’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.225 billion
Total International Gross: $4.567 billion
Worldwide Gross: $6.792 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.289 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.504 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $222.5 million
Average International Gross: $456.7 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $679.2 million
Average Budget: $128.9 million
Average Profit: $550.4 million

Below is where the films released stand when it comes to being compared to this year’s averages. The bold numbers are above average while those below average are not.

FilmStudioDomestic Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$858,373,000
Captain MarvelBV$426,829,839
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$390,410,394
Alita: Battle AngelFox$85,710,210
Dark PhoenixFox$65,845,974
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$30,712,119
The KitchenWB$12,180,032
FilmStudioInternational Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$1,937,901,401
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$741,039,769
Captain MarvelBV$701,444,955
Alita: Battle AngelFox$319,142,333
Dark PhoenixFox$186,597,000
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$83,390,702
The KitchenWB$3,600,000
FilmStudioWorldwide Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,796,274,401
Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony$1,131,450,163
Captain MarvelBV$1,128,274,794
Alita: Battle AngelFox$404,852,543
Dark PhoenixFox$252,442,974
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$114,102,821
The KitchenWB$15,780,032
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,440,274,401
Captain MarvelBV$976,274,794
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$971,450,163
Alita: Battle AngelFox$234,852,543
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$105,602,821
Dark PhoenixFox$52,442,974
The KitchenWB-$21,219,968
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films13.42
Avengers: EndgameBV7.85
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony7.07
Captain MarvelBV4.61
Alita: Battle AngelFox2.38
Dark PhoenixFox1.26
The KitchenWB0.43