On a scary weekend ‘Joker’ gets
Entertainment Live: Warner Bros “Joker” won a battle of the supervillains this weekend, selling an estimated $18.9 million in tickets to edge out “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” and regain the top spot in North American theaters, an industry group reported Sunday.
The Joaquin Phoenix scarefest slipped from last weekend’s take of $29.2 million for the Friday-to-Sunday period, but still bested the $18.5 million
taken in by “Maleficent,” a dark fantasy from Disney starring Angelina Jolie.
“Joker,” with Phoenix incarnating Batman’s notorious nemesis, accomplished
the rare feat of returning to No. 1 in its fourth week out. It has now taken
in an impressive $849.1 million globally, becoming the most successful R-
rated movie in history, according to Variety.
New release “Countdown” from STX films placed fifth at $9 million. The low-
budget horror film tells the tale of a nurse (Elizabeth Lail) who finds an
app that predicts exactly when people will die — and learns her own death is
only days away.
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