Joker Tops 1 Billion!

Joker Tops 1 Billion!

Pop Culture

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.   Image Via Comic …

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

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

Book Culture

Let’s do some math here—Philip Reeve’s young adult adaptation, produced 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.   Image Via Movieweb.com   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- …