Will Joker Beat Venom? It’s Tracking for a Record October Debut


THR reports that Todd Phillips’ Joker remains on course for a record launch at the October box office, early tracking shows.

Warner Bros.’ dark supervillain origin story, starring Joaquin Phoenix in the titular role, is pacing for a domestic debut of $82 million over the Oct. 4-6 weekend, according to those with access to estimates from industry leader NRG. Another service has the R-rated pic coming in at $77 million, while some have it even higher at $87 million.

The current crown-holder for the month of October is Sony’s superhero pic Venom, which debuted to $80.2 million last year, not adjusted for inflation.

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