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Joker Becomes One of the Most Profitable Comic Adaptations of All Time as it Nears $1 Billion


Joker came in sixth place this past weekend and added $9.2 million to its domestic total to bring that to $313.5 million. Internationally, the film added $20.3 million to its foreign box office which now is $671.2 million. The film has earned $984.7 million worldwide. It should cross the billion-dollar mark sometime this coming week.

The film is now one of the most profitable comic film adaptations of all time. With a reported budget of $55 million, the film has had a 17.9x return so far. That’s the highest factor for any movie based on a comic beating The Mask which was the previous leader with a 15.29x factor.

The film hasn’t earned the most compared to the budget, that record is held by Avengers: Endgame. Despite a $356 million budget, the film earned a “profit” of $2.442 billion. Joker has cracked the top ten though having so far earned a “profit” of $929.7 million.

As it crosses the $1 billion mark this week, Joker will be the fourth DC Comics based property to do so.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.346 billion
Total International Gross: $4.893 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.239 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.289 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.951 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $234.6 million
Average International Gross: $489.3 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $723.9 million
Average Budget: $128.9 million
Average Profit: $595.1 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$390,532,085
Joker WB $313,491,507
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$1,939,427,564
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$741,299,723
Captain MarvelBV$701,444,955
Joker WB $671,200,000
Alita: Battle AngelFox$319,142,333
Dark PhoenixFox$186,597,000
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$83,390,702
The KitchenWB$3,700,000
FilmStudioWorldwide Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,797,800,564
Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony $1,131,831,808
Captain MarvelBV$1,128,274,794
Joker WB$984,691,507
Alita: Battle AngelFox$404,852,543
Dark PhoenixFox$252,442,974
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$114,102,821
The KitchenWB$15,880,032
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,441,800,564
Captain MarvelBV$976,274,794
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$971,831,808
Alita: Battle AngelFox$234,852,543
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$105,602,821
Dark PhoenixFox$52,442,974
The KitchenWB-$21,119,968
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films13.42
Avengers: EndgameBV7.86
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony7.07
Captain MarvelBV4.61
Alita: Battle AngelFox2.38
Dark PhoenixFox1.26
The KitchenWB0.43
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