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'Joker' hits yet another milestone; crosses $900 million collection worldwide

Joaquin Phoenix in a still from Joker in which he plays the title role. Photograph:( Twitter )

ANI Washington, United States Nov 04, 2019, 10.47 AM (IST)

After standing on top at the box office late last month, Joaquin Phoenix starrer 'Joker' continued its winning streak by crossing $900 million in worldwide ticket sales on Saturday.

The Todd Phillips directorial is proving to be a massive hit and the flick is now assured of generating profits amounting to $500 million or more for Warner Bros and partners Village Roadshow and Bron Studios, according to a news agency.

Not only this, but the dark supervillain movie has broken a number of records including crossing Deadpool's collection $783 million to emerge as the top-grossing R-rated title of all time.

Moreover, box office analysts predict that the film is set to cross $950 million or more by the end of its theatrical run.

As per collections recorded till Friday, 'Joker' stood at  $ 289.5 million in the domestic market while the foreign tally on Thursday was $ 602.3 million.

Meanwhile, in its run in India, the Phoenix starrer crossed Rs 50 crore mark almost a fortnight after its release.

The film offers a new take on the origin story of the rise of Batman's maniacal arch-enemy, painting a dark portrayal of a would-be stand-up comedian`s descent into madness.

While Phoenix has received rave reviews for his portrayal of the iconic Batman villain, the film has been facing flak amid fears that it could trigger violence.

Apart from Phoenix, the movie also features Robert De Niro, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.