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Joker Tops 1 Billion!

It’s the second anniversary of the overseas release of Justice League, and Warner Bros is celebrating! Not because of Justice League, but because Joker has topped $1 billion gross.



Arthur Fleck might have danced down the stairs, but his movie’s profits have only been rising!

With a small budget of $62.5 million, this DC property has made comic book movie history as the first R-rated movie to hit this milestone. This small production budget and such a large international box office, this means that Joker is now the most profitable comic book movie in history.


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Guess who got the last laugh?


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It’s worth mentioning (Get it?) that despite the film’s massive overhaul, Todd Philips seems unmoved with the prospect of making a sequel. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Todd Phillips if he were to make a sequel:

…it couldn’t just be this wild and crazy movie about the ‘Clown Prince of Crime,’It would have to have some thematic resonance in a similar way that this does. Because I think that’s ultimately why the movie connected, it’s what’s going on underneath.

Warner Bros might have different ideas on the matter, though.


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‘Mortal Engines’ Adaptation Loses $100 Million at Box Office

Let’s do some math here—Philip Reeve’s young adult adaptationproduced by Peter Jackson, director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy—cost $110 million. It grossed $7.5 million in its opening week,making a worldwide total of $42.3M. That’s quite a loss, and it’s become international news, that Mortal Engines , which follows Hester Shaw, played by Hera Hilmar, a girl in a ‘post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive’, has flopped hugely.


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There are a couple of reasons why this is thought to have happened. Firstly, the Reeves’ books upon which the film is based are not hugely popular- at least not popular enough to ordinarily merit an adaptation of this magnitude.


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In addition to there not being enough hype around the source material, Deadline notes:


Mortal Engines’ tanking was never a case of problems on the set, a director dropping the ball, or a producer losing sight of the project while juggling several others. [Peter] Jackson and director Christian Rivers made the movie that they pitched, and Universal and Media Rights Capital were always behind them, fully aware that it was a risky concept from the onset. The thinking by the production was that Jackson’s name on the project would get audiences into seats, and that clearly didn’t happen.


The situation is not helped by generally poor reviews. The film holds an approval rating of 28% on Rotten Tomatoes, with The Guardian dubbing it a “tiringly frenetic and derivative fantasy-adventure movie.”


Still, others have given it more favorable reviews, with New Zealand  website Stuff  “praising director Christian Rivers for the film’s tone, pacing, choreography, sets, and costumes while noting the film’s references to other series, including Star WarsMad Max, and The City of Lost Children.


If you’re interested in seeing for yourself what all the fuss (or lack thereof) is about, check it out on general release in theaters!


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