‘JOKER’ Gets Last Laugh As Most Successful R-Rated Movie Ever

No huge shocker here, but Warner Bros/Village Roadshow/Bron Studios’ Joker is going to churn a profit on its way to becoming the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time.

How much profit, you ask?

Our sources say the Joaquin Phoenix pic is poised to make at least $464 million after global theatrical, TV and home entertainment windows, and it could be more if the worldwide box office for the Todd Phillips-directed movie exceeds $900M. That amount of profit isn’t that far from what Avengers: Infinity War racked up last year in black ink: that pic made a half-billion dollars but was more expensive, with a production cost and global P&A of … a half-billion dollars.

Joker‘s profit is also not that far from Black Panther‘s $476.8M, and way ahead of Aquaman‘s $260.5M (which at combined budget and P&A of $348M was 83% more expensive than Joker), Venom’s near $247M and Deadpool 2’s $235.4M.

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