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Joaquin Phoenix performs the title character in Joker

Comic book movie Joker handed the $1bn (£772m) imprint in world impress gross sales this weekend, turning into the predominant R-rated movie to carry out so.

A US R rating requires all americans below the age of 17 staring at the movie in a cinema to be accompanied by an adult.

Joker is currently number seven on this weekend’s US box establish of residing of job chart, with Le Mans movie Ford v Ferrari topping the chart with takings of $31m (£24m).

The most fresh Charlie’s Angels movie could presumably presumably greatest take care of to starting up in third establish of residing.

The reboot, which stars Kristen Stewart and UK actresses Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska, took $8.6m (£6.6m) between Friday and Sunday.

World War Two naval drama Midway became 2nd this weekend, taking $8.8m (£6.8m).

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  1. Avengers: Endgame – $2.79bn
  2. The Lion King – $1.65bn
  3. Spider-Man: Far From Dwelling – $1.13bn
  4. Captain Wonder – $1.09m
  5. Toy Legend 4 – $1.07bn
  6. Aladdin – $1.05bn
  7. Joker – $1bn (to this level)

Joker became the most winning comic book movie of all time earlier this month.

It has now reached $1bn despite now not being launched in China, the establish in another country releases with too powerful intercourse or violence would be blocked.

Its nearest R-rated competitors are 2018’s Deadpool 2 ($785m) and its 2016 predecessor Deadpool ($783m), each and every starring Ryan Reynolds.

Gitesh Pandya, founder and editor of Box Place of job Guru, described it as a „jaw-losing achievement“.

Director Todd Phillips made the movie on a budget of $62.5m (£49m), a little bit of the budget of many comic book adaptations.

The movie divided critics but is tipped for Oscar nominations, and has also stirred up controversy for its portrayals of mental illness and violence.

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