The largest box opening for Director, Todd Phillips, Actors, Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro, as the Warner Bros/Village Roadshow/Bron Studios’ Joker’ wraps record October opening weekend at $96 million.
The numbers exceed expectations for Warner Brothers, according to Deadline they predicted $93 Million and saw $95 Million as a possibility.
Career Breaking Records
For director Todd Phillips, Joker reps a career opening record, besting the three-day domestic start of The Hangover 2 ($85.9M). It’s also an opening record for Joaquin Phoenix, exceeding the $60.1M 2002 opening of Signs. And for Robert De Niro, even though he’s a supporting player in this, Joker reps his biggest domestic B.O. opening of all-time, ahead of Shark Tale ($47.6M).