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TopicJoker is now the most profitable movie based on a comic ever.
11/08/19 11:20:42 AM

Itll have around $312 million domestic by the end of Sunday night, with a domestic cume still likely to end up just over/under Guardians of the Galaxy ($333 million in 2014), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($334 million in 2017), Aquaman ($335 million in 2018) and Spider-Man 3 ($336 million in 2007). Itll outgross Suicide Squad ($325 million in 2016) and sell more tickets than Man of Steel ($291 million in 2013/$322 million adjusted-for-inflation) by the end. If it passes Aquaman, Joker will be DC Comics fourth-biggest domestic grosser (behind Wonder Woman, The Dark Knight Rises and The Dark Knight) and (presuming a global total between $1.004 billion and $1.081 billion) their third-biggest global cume behind The Dark Knight Rises ($1.081 billion in 2012) and Aquaman.

Its possible that continued Oscar season legs could push its global total past Toy Story 4 ($1.072 billion), but thats a big if. The film will surely be Warner Bros. big Oscar flick. On one hand, its success, as a comic book movie about a tormented white dude who is victimized by society to the point of villainy may rub folks the wrong way. On the other hand, its a monumental success despite being an old school movie. For that matter, its over/under $500 million in profits make it a distinctly old-fashioned tentpole, providing Warner Bros. financial cover for the deluge of underperforming studio programmers (Blinded by the Light, The Kitchen, The Sun is Also A Star, The Goldfinch, Motherless Brooklyn, possibly The Good Liar and Just Mercy).

Its also almost certain to be the only Oscar season release to qualify as a genuine blockbuster, unless (offhand) 1917, Ford v Ferrari, Little Women or A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood pulls a miracle. It could end up a major contender (think Bohemian Rhapsody), or it could just end up with a single nod for Joaquin Phoenix. I imagine Warner Media will take the $1 billion global gross over the Oscar glory. Its the seventh-biggest global grosser of the year, sitting behind six movies that are all Disney and/or Marvel (Sonys Spider-Man: Far from Home) releases. Universals Hobbs & Shaw ($758 million worldwide)and (presumably) Sonys Jumanji: The Next Level will battle it out for the title of the years biggest non-Disney/non-comic book grosser.

It says right here in Matthew 16:4 "Jesus doth not need a giant Mecha."
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