Joaquin Phoenix's Joker has undoubtedly been one of the biggest films of the year. The film managed to leave audiences as well as critics impressed and managed to perform exceptionally well at the box office globally. The R-rated film set some big milestones and here's yet another addition to that list. The film recently took its worldwide total to $999.1 million and is expected to push past $1 billion anytime now, thus becoming the highest-grossing R-rated movie and the first to cross a $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Joaquin Phoenix Birthday Special: From Joker to Her, 5 Movie Quotes of the Star That Left a Lasting Impact (Watch Videos).
Among other box office records that the film has created, it also became the biggest October opening weekend in movie history as it collected $93.5 million across its first three days in wide release. The Oscar hopeful became a rage ever since its trailers featuring Phoenix as the comic book history's deadliest villains was released. The DC movie received immense praises for the actor's performance who is expected to be an Academy Award nominee for the same.
While there are several other Hollywood films that have crossed the $1 billion mark this year, including the likes of Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin and Spider-Man: Far From Home, Joker is the first with an R-rating to manage the feat. Joker Movie Quotes: 9 Powerful Dialogues by Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck Will Stay with You Hours after You Leave the Theatre!
As for Warner Bros this the seventh film to cross $1 billion behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($1.34B), Aquaman ($1.148B), Lord of the Rings: Return of the King ($1.12B), Dark Knight Rises ($1.08B), Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey ($1.01B), and Dark Knight ($1B) as reported by Deadline.