‘Joker’ Is Officially The Most Profitable Comic Book Movie Of All Time

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As we approach the end of 2019, it's time to take stock of the year's biggest box office surprises. So here's one more: According to the math cooked up by Forbes, the stand-alone spin-off about Batman's most preferred baddie is now the most lucrative comic guide movie ever created.

According to Forbes, the film will close in on $957 million Dollars at the worldwide box office by the end of today. Believe it or not, the most profitable comic-book movie prior to "Joker" wasn't any of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That will be 15.3x its $62.5 million production budget, which will make the Todd Phillips-directed and Joaquin Phoenix-starring drama more profitable, in terms of budget versus global gross, than Jim Carrey's The Mask ($351 million on a $23 million budget in 1994).

Joker star Joaquin Phoenix recently discussed the idea of a sequel to the hugely popular new story.

After all, the likes of "Aquaman" and "Wonder Woman" - well-received and profitable, though they were - still saw Warner Bros. taking on huge budgets to make them happen.

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Joker also screened at Toronto International Film Festival and New York Film Festival before its opening in United States theatres on 4 October.

Not only this, but the movie has broken a number of other records including crossing Deadpool's collection - $783 million - to emerge as the top-grossing R-rated title of all time. As of this writing, Joker's throughout the world gross is $952 million - dangerously near to the billion mark, which it may move by the time some of you read through this. What is most impressive is that Joker did this without being shown in China.

Once more, this is if you search at Joker's comparatively modest spending plan.

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