Joker claws his way back to the top of the Box Office
It looks as if Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker has clawed his way past Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil to retake the top spot at the box office in its fourth weekend of release with $18.9 million domestically, where it stands at $277.5 million total. The Warner Bros. film directed by Todd Phillips, which cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $60-70 million, has now taken in nearly $850 million worldwide, besting Wonder Woman‘s $821 million tally. It will likely take Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s $873.6 million landmark soon.
Meanwhile Disney’s Maleficent just narrowly missed holding the top spot in its second weekend, taking second place with an estimated $18.5 million for a domestic total of $65.4 million and 93.5 million worldwide.
MGM’s The Addams Family also rose up a notch to third place with $11.7 million, taking it’s domestic cume to $72.8 million and a worldwide total of $84 million.
Sony’s Zombieland: Double Tap was close behind The Addams’ at #4, raking in $11.6 million for a domestic total of $47 million and $63.6 million worldwide for the horror comedy sequel.
STXfilms’s horror thriller Countdown opened at #5 with an estimated $9 million debut, not bad considering it only cost around $6 million to make and should churn a profit. In sixth place was Screen Gems’s cop thriller Black and Blue, which took in an estimated $8.3 million.