Joker: Fandango Announces Ticket Sales Open with Haunting New Poster

With Joker opening in theaters everywhere next week, advance tickets for the DC film are now available for preorder, and online ticketing service Fandango has shared an exclusive poster to mark the occasion.

The poster shows Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, shrouded in shadows after being fully made up as the Clown Prince of Crime.

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Premiering in August at the Venice Film Festival and screening at the subsequent Toronto International Film Festival, the film has been lauded critically, with particular praise falling on Phoenix's performance as the disturbed, aspiring criminal.

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Early box office estimates currently project the film earning around $82 million across its opening weekend, setting a new record for the largest October release. With a strong critics score currently posted on Rotten Tomatoes due to advance reviews, Joker is sure to get audiences talking when it opens in theaters next week.

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Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais and Shea Whigham. The film arrives in theaters Oct. 4.

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