The new “Joker” movie from AT&T Inc.’s Warner Brothers beat projections as it set a record for largest October domestic opening weekend. The DC Comics adaptation finished the weekend with a U.S. box office take of about $93 million.
Following Joker were China’s “My People, My Country,” “The Captain,” “The Climbers,” and Chinese-American co-production “Abominable” making up the rest of the globe’s top five.
Box Office Mojo reported the film was the top movie in the U.S. and overseas this past weekend as it brought in $234 million worldwide. Big markets in addition to the U.S. included South Korea, the United Kingdom and Mexico. The movie also set a record for being the most screened October opening.
The movie topped last year’s “Venom” for best October U.S. opening.
Though the $93.5m opener nudged ahead of last month’s R-rated “It: Chapter Two,” September 2017’s Stephen King adaptation “It” retains the title of Fall’s biggest domestic opening weekend at $123m.
“Joker,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, was the fourth biggest opening ever for an R-rated feature film.
Here are the weekend’s Top 10 movies at the world’s box-office (in millions of USD):
1. Joker (234m worldwide weekend, 234m worldwide total)
2. My People, My Country (100.6m, 286.9m)
3. The Captain (100.4m, 250.5m)
4. Abominable (36.6m, 76.3m)
5. The Climbers (30m, 106.6m)
6. Downton Abbey (14.6m, 135.4m)
7. Ad Astra (11.9m, 111.4m)
8. It Chapter Two (11m, 436.7m)
9. Hustlers (8.2m, 110m)
10. Rambo: Last Blood (7.8m, 74.4m)