Joaquin Phoenix in Joker. Photo: Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros./DC Entertainment

Joker has the last laugh, setting box office record in North America with US$96 million on opening weekend

  • Origin story of Batman’s nemesis, starring Joaquin Phoenix, has divided film critics, but overcame controversy with biggest October opening ever for a movie
  • Abominable, US-China co-produced animation, comes a distant second, followed by Downton Abbey, Jennifer Lopez vehicle Hustlers, and It: Chapter Two
Topic |   American films

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Joaquin Phoenix in Joker. Photo: Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros./DC Entertainment
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