Todd Phillip's Joker has laughed its way past the $100 million mark, with a current domestic box office is just shy of $106 million within four days of its release. As of now, the film has earned about $273 million globally, meaning if it can keep its momentum going, Joker will have accumulated a worldwide grand total of $300 million as early as Oct. 9.
Coming out of its record-breaking opening weekend, the Joaquin Phoenix-led film broke yet another record for the most successful Monday in October by raking in a total of $9.7 million, according to Forbes, with the previous record-holder being last year's Venom (which broke the record this time last year with its total of $9.4 million). Joker also surpassed Venom's record for a Thursday opening in October.
The film, based on one of the most recognizable villains in pop culture history, accrued a plethora of controversy and praise leading up to its North American release on Oct. 4. Most notably, Joker received an eight-minute standing ovation when it was first shown to audiences at the Venice Film Festival and even brought home the festival's most prestigious award, the Golden Lion.
Directed by Todd Philips, 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 is now in theaters.