Joker is the first R-rated Film to Cross $1 billion

Joker

Joker came in eighth at the weekend box office adding $5.6 million to its domestic total. That stands at $322.6 million. Internationally, the film added $13 million to its total to bring that to $694 million. That’s a grand total of $1.017 billion making it the first R-rated film to cross the billion-dollar mark. It’s also:

  • The fourth DC Comics adaptation to cross the billion-dollar line
  • Seventh film to earn $1 billion in 2019
  • The third film to cross $1 billion with a China release

When it comes to DC films, it’s a most interesting one. It’s right in the middle when it comes to domestic earnings. And after the next couple of weeks, the film will likely wind up in second or third place as far as that statistic:

FilmStudioDomestic Gross
Wonder WomanWB$412,563,408
AquamanWB$335,061,807
Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeWB$330,360,194
Suicide SquadWB$325,100,054
JokerWB$322,599,593
Man of SteelWB$291,045,518
Justice LeagueWB$229,024,295
Shazam!WB$140,371,656
Teen Titans Go! To the MoviesWB$29,790,236

Joker has been doing quite well in international earnings where Warner Bros. has had issues in the past. Aquaman indicates a shift for the company and lessons seem to be continued with Joker.

FilmStudioInternational Gross
AquamanWB$813,100,000
JokerWB$694,000,000
Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeWB$542,900,000
Justice LeagueWB$428,900,000
Suicide SquadWB$420,500,000
Wonder WomanWB$409,283,604
Man of SteelWB$377,000,000
Shazam!WB$224,200,000
Teen Titans Go! To the MoviesWB$22,300,000

The film is now one of the most profitable comic film adaptations of all time. With a reported budget of $55 million, the movie has an 18.48x 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, that movie earned a “profit” of $2.442 billion. Joker has cracked the top ten though having so far earned a “profit” of $961.6 million. There’s a chance the film will cross the $1 billion “profit” by its run is done.

Spider-Man: Far From Home saw some dollars come in at the international box office. The film added about $14,000 to that total.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.355 billion
Total International Gross: $4.916 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.271 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.289 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.983 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $235.5 million
Average International Gross: $491.6 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $727.1 million
Average Budget: $128.9 million
Average Profit: $598.3 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 $322,599,593
Shazam!WB$140,371,656
Alita: Battle AngelFox$85,710,210
Dark PhoenixFox$65,845,974
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$30,712,119
HellboyLions$21,903,748
The KitchenWB$12,180,032
FilmStudioInternational Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$1,939,427,564
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$741,313,717
Captain MarvelBV$701,444,955
Joker WB $694,000,000
Alita: Battle AngelFox$319,142,333
Shazam!WB$224,200,000
Dark PhoenixFox$186,597,000
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$83,390,702
HellboyLions$18,882,732
The KitchenWB$3,700,000
FilmStudioWorldwide Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,797,800,564
Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony $1,131,845,802
Captain MarvelBV$1,128,274,794
Joker WB$1,016,599,593
Alita: Battle AngelFox$404,852,543
Shazam!WB$364,571,656
Dark PhoenixFox$252,442,974
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$114,102,821
HellboyLions$40,786,480
The KitchenWB$15,880,032
FilmStudioGross-Budget
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,441,800,564
Captain MarvelBV$976,274,794
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$971,845,802
JokerWB$961,599,593
Shazam!WB$264,571,656
Alita: Battle AngelFox$234,852,543
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$105,602,821
Dark PhoenixFox$52,442,974
HellboyLions-$9,213,520
The KitchenWB-$21,119,968
FilmStudioGross/Budget
JokerWB18.48
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films13.42
Avengers: EndgameBV7.86
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony7.07
Captain MarvelBV4.61
Shazam!WB3.65
Alita: Battle AngelFox2.38
Dark PhoenixFox1.26
HellboyLions0.82
The KitchenWB0.43

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