Joker Remains Top Of US Box Office Chart, Will Smith's Gemini Man Flops
Joker keeps on laughing.
The hugely successful DC movie Joker maintained its hold on the US box office Top 10 this weekend. The film made a highly impressive $55 million on its second weekend to bring its domestic total to $192.7 million, giving it the largest ever October second weekend gross. Worldwide, Joker has made $543.9 million and already stands as the ninth biggest DC movie of all time.
Unsurprisingly, there was something of a gap between Joker and its nearest box office rival. The new animated movie of The Addams Family entered the chart at No. 2, with an estimated weekend gross of $30.2 million. However, as Box Office Mojo states, this was in line with estimates, and the movie could continue to do well with its target younger audience as we approach Halloween.
The same can't be said for Gemini Man. The Will Smith-starring sci-fi action thriller could only make No. 3, with an estimated gross of $20.5 million. Internationally, Gemini Man made an additional $39 million, but given the reported production budget of the Ang Lee-directed movie was $138 million, this was a very disappointing result.
The animated movie Abominable fell to No.4 in its third week, while the TV spin-off Downton Abbey slipped to No.5. The latter in particular has been a big success--it has a production budget of just $20 million, but has made over $152 million worldwide so far. In the bottom half of the Top 10, Hustlers, Judy, and It: Chapter 2 dropped to No. 6, 7, and 8 respectively. The week's third new entry, the comedy Jexi, made its debut at No. 9, with an estimated $3.1 million gross.
Top 10 Films in the US for the weekend of October 11 -October 13 (via Box Office Mojo):
- Joker $55,000,000
- The Addams Family $30,298,000
- Gemini Man $20,500,000
- Abominable $6,170,000
- Downton Abbey $4,900,000
- Hustlers $3,850,00
- Judy $3,255,353
- It: Chapter Two $3,225,000
- Jexi $3,100,000
- Ad Astra $1,947,000
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