It seems the opinion that DC may have introduced their characters on the same screen to early to be true. Marvel took their time into building rapport between their characters, actors and fans. Once they got together, a lot of people were already familiar and understood the reasoning behind each character’s actions.
‘Justice League’, which obviously faced their own issues while filming aside from the seemingly rushed timeline, flopped. Yet, Todd Phillips aesthetics take on supervillain ‘Joker’ and his background story has been gaining traction. And it’s gaining one that lasts longer than anyone imagined, grossing higher than ever predicted.
The movie is predicted to rake in almost $1 billion in profit worldwide, which isn’t far from what ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ made. ‘Joker’ has even higher of winning if we’re talking about profit – ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ was not cheap to make. Even on its fourth week, ‘Joker’ still earns $29.3m.
Take into consideration that ‘Joker’ screening is not likely to happen in China’s mainland. The dark tone that focuses on oppression upon and by society is not something that will play there.
Sales for ‘Joker’ tickets have also eaten the sales of others, such as ‘Maleficent’ which flew low with only $37m. Will Smith ‘Gemini Man’ was also weak, grossing only $8.3m.