The edgy R-rated pic exceeded expectations despite heightened security at theaters across the country; overseas it raked in $140.5 million.
Todd Phillips’ Joker got the last laugh in its box office debut, earning a huge $93.5 million domestically from 4,374 theaters to set a new opening record for the month of October despite heightened security at cinemas across the U.S.
The dark R-rated supervillain movie starring Joaquin Phoenix did even more business overseas, raking in $140.5 million from more than 70 markets for a global start of $234 million (it doesn’t yet have a release date in China). Both stats likewise set a new benchmark for the month of October.
NEW YORK (AP) — Extra layers of security, intense on-screen action and a frightening incident inside a New York theater combined to create an unsettling experience for some moviegoers who went to see “Joker” on its opening weekend.
A young man who was loudly cheering and applauding on-screen murders sent some people heading toward exits in a crowded theater in Manhattan‘s Times Square on Friday night. Other patrons yelled at the man, who spit on them as they left early, said Nathanael Hood, who was in the theater.
“I was scared. I’m sure a lot of other people were,” Hood said in an interview conducted by private messages.
Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and Lana Del Rey dropped their new music video on Friday.
The music superstars collaborated on the new song, “Don’t Call Me Angel,” which will be featured in the upcoming “Charlie’s Angels” movie remake featuring Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, and Naomi Scott as the new angels.
The trio in the video, directed by Elizabeth Banks, who also helmed (and wrote) the movie, dance around wearing dark angel wings, leather, and lace.
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