Source: Warner Bros.
"Joker” has broken box office records, making an estimated $93.5 million in its October opening weekend in North America and $140.5 million from 73 international markets—$234 million in total.
More than quadrupling its $55 million budget, the dark supervillain drama also had the fourth largest opening for an R-rated feature film and for a Warner Bros movie this year.
Despite sparking controversy due to its hard-hitting depiction of violence and mental illness, it was the highest-grossing movie for October, shattering the $80 million debut record held by Sony Pictures’ 2018 superhero film, “Venom”.
According to Box Office Mojo, the United Arab Emirates brought in $2.7 million to the box office and is one of the countries – and only Arab country - that marked the largest overseas opening for a Warner Bros.
Here are the top 5 North America opening weekends in October: