Robert: “Joker” debuts at #1, has biggest October opening ever
The Batman-ish inspired film Joker debuted at #1 over the weekend, taking in $93.5 million domestically and $234 million worldwide.
The massive opening not only marks the biggest domestic opening for the month of October ever, but also marks the fourth largest opening for an R-rated film.
With Joker’s taking the top spot, last week’s #1, Abominable, fell to #2 with $12 million. Downton Abbey came in at #3 with $8 million, while Jennifer Lopez’s Hustlers trailed at #4 with 6.3 million. Rounding out the top five is It: Chapter Two, which brought in $5.36 million.