Joker has become the most profitable comic book movie of all time.
As Forbes reports, Joker has made $304.2 million in North America in its first five weeks in cinemas, making $953 million globally.
The report believes that this number will rise to $957 million by tonight (November 8), making 15.3 times the money of its $62.5 million production budget.
It overtakes Jim Carrey’s The Mask ($351 million on a $23 million budget in 1994), Venom ($854 million on a $90 million budget), Batman ($411 million/$35 million), Deadpool ($783 million/$58 million) and more.
Joker star Joaquin Phoenix recently discussed the idea of a sequel to the hugely popular new story. “Long before the release or before we had any idea if it would be successful, we talked about sequels,” he said.
This comes after director Todd Phillips said that the quality of Phoenix’s striking performance meant that a follow-up could be on the cards.
“One thing I will tell you: I would do anything with [Phoenix], any day of the week,” he explained to Total Film. “There’s nobody like him.”