Joker Back on Top with $5.46 Million Friday Box Office – Collider.com

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Image through Warner Bros. Joker is in for another record-breaking weekend, too, as it enters its fourth weekend in theaters. The Joaquin Phoenix starrer was”praised”on Friday by Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds with a Joker poster whose phrasing had been fine-tuned to indicate the flick was well on its method to ending up being the highest-grossing R-rated film ever made, beating Deadpool, The Matrix Reloaded, Logan, The Hangover, and a handful of other R-rated biggies.

Warner Bros. Joker has reclaimed its top spot at package workplace after a brief win for Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. The atypical Batman villain origin story succeeded at the Friday ticket office, raking in $5.46 million domestically and bringing up its overall to$264 million here in the U.S. Joker is proving an unstoppable force, even if those box office numbers reveal some indications of tiredness in its hot streak as increasingly more folks embracing very first time and (most likely) repeat viewings in the 3,936 theaters it’s showing in across the country.

Rank Title Friday Overall
1. Joker $5,460,000 $264,143,522
2. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil $4,825,000 $51,700,158
3. Zombieland 2: Double Tap $3,375,000 $38,775,273
4. Countdown $3,140,000 $3,140,000
5. Blue and black $3,055,000 $3,055,000


Being available in at second if previous ticket office champ Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. The follow up to 2014’s Maleficent is presently playing on 3,790 screens and has actually reeled in $4.8 million at the domestic box office, bringing its total up to $51 million. The Disney sequel is stumbling hard and, despite its primary position just a week back, is on track to strike bomb status after it was revealed the movie’s budget was around$185 million. Signing up with Maleficent 2 in the middle of the leading 5 at the Friday box office is Zombieland 2: Double Tap, the follow up to 2009’s Zombieland featuring returning cast Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin. The scary comedy included $3.37 to its domestic ticket office total from the 3,468 screens its being revealed on.


Joker is definitely on track to stay at the top of package office charts, but just how much will the Warner Bros. image earn? Stay tuned for tomorrow’s report. For more on Countdown, take a look at our interview with director Justin Decon bringing the horror story to life.

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Image via STX Entertainment Completing the top five at Friday’s box office are 2 newbies: the low-budget horror flick Countdown and gritty police officer drama Black and Blue. Countdown, which stars You lead Elizabeth Lail as a girl who downloads an app that exposes when a user will pass away and understands she has simple days to live, generated $3.14 million locally in its opening weekend. The $6 million budget plan for Countdown is on track to be earned back and after that some as predictions say it will bring in around $8 million over the weekend from its 2,675 locations.

Image via Warner Bros. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s report.

Black and Blue, which sees Naomie Harris playing a police whose commitments are rapidly divided when she gets video of dirty police officers throughout a scam on her bodycam and should go on the run to avoid being eliminated, earned $3 million domestically as it heads into its first weekend. The flick opened in 2,062 theaters throughout the U.S.

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