Magic, sparkles and Strap-ons!
It's good because a non-marvel formula comic movie made huge profit for being good over being a brand name. This is not to say the Joker isn't a huge name but we seen DC drop the ball with big names before.Why am I so happy this movie hit 1 billion? It's not like I'm getting any of it. But I am so happy.
The movie was rated R, with huge backlash before it released and critic sandbagging and yet it's wildly successful and is great news to be sure that studios are more willing to take bigger creative risks.
He's smart, not only does this earn him more money but he put his money where his mouth is and banked on the success. Standing behind your work is pretty big!Grosses
My weekly Joker update. It passed $700 million overseas and passed Suicide Squad on the domestic DC list. The next two DC movies that it can surpass are Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($330.4 million) and Aquaman ($335.1 million). LOL at how much more profitable Joker was compared to Batman v Superman. :heston :sodone
It surpassed Captain Marvel's $701,444,955 international total and has a shot at both Spider-Man: Far from Home ($741 million), Captain America: Civil War ($745 million) on the international comic movie grosses.
Also I read on The Hollywood Reporter that Todd Phillips will make close to $100 million from the film thanks to how his contract was arranged. The report says Phillips declined being paid an upfront salary in exchange for earning a bigger piece of Joker's box office performance. :vince$