Warner Bros. certainly has something to smile about this past weekend.
Joker hauled in $93.5 million in its opening weekend, the highest debut for a film released in October in cinematic history.
Venom, a film about the origins of the Spider-Man villain of the same name, was the previous record holder with $80.2 million.
Joker also had the biggest first day opening in October, selling $39 million worth of tickets between Thursday night previews and Friday showings.
The film garnered $140.5 million internationally, bringing its total cume to $234 million, Warner Bros. said Sunday.
The predictions for the gritty film, which profiles a version of Batman’s infamous villain Joker, had been all over the map. Some foresaw a $50 million opening, while others thought the film would see $100 million, or more.
Of course, Sunday’s numbers are estimated, so there is a chance that once the final tally is done Monday, Joker could have lured more moviegoers to theaters. (via CNBC.com)