Joker Is Now The Top Grossing Rated-R Movie, Ryan Reynolds Sends Out Hilarious Congratulations
Would you expect anything less from Reynolds?
Joker is now the most successful rated-R movie of all time, bringing in $849 million worldwide, making nearly as much profit as Avengers: Endgame. Now, the star of the second biggest horror movie of all time has sent his congratulations.
Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds sent out a preemptive congratulatory tweet with an edited Joker poster, in a way perfectly fitting for the comedic actor.
R-Rated box office congratulatory posts aren’t like the ones you’re used to... pic.twitter.com/OTy2BqIP4f— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 25, 2019
The global success for Joker has been quite surprising. While there was a lot of hype around the movie prior to its release, overtaking both Deadpool and It movies wasn't at the top of most movie-goers minds, even if many of the critical reviews for Joker were mixed.
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In GameSpot's review of Joker, Michael Rougeau said, "Joker succeeds, without equivocation, because it transforms the villain into the populist antihero we need him to be now. Joker wears its influences on its maroon sleeves, but it also carves its own gashes through the blood-soaked landscape of contemporary comic book movies, offering something that, despite teetering on the shoulders of 80 years of history, is wonderfully fresh, dangerously exciting, undeniably entertaining, and rock-solid in its artistry. It might make you uncomfortable, and it will no doubt stay with you long after the curtains close; great movies often do."
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