DC is raking in the good will, and the millions, when it comes to Todd Phillips’ Joker. After taking the top spot last week with the largest-ever opening for an October release, the film held strong this week, not even dropping off by half as it added another $55 million to its domestic total. And though the film’s $192.7 million domestic total is impressive, its mind-melting $543.9 million worldwide haul against a $55 million budget is the real story here.
In a surprising second this week is United Artists’ animated take on The Addams Family with $30.2 million. With a reported budget of $40 million and no international markets to account for yet, this has to be considered a resounding win for the star-studded feature. Especially since there’s still the better part of three weeks left in October. I’d expect to see this one floating in and out of the top five until the beginning of November.
On the other end of the spectrum is Ang Lee and Will Smith’s Gemini Man, opening to just $20.5 million. Once considered one of the biggest international draws, Smith has struggled at the box office with outings like After Earth. And while Gemini Man is by no means a full-on dud like that trainwreck, middling word-of-mouth likely won’t help this one break even with a reported budget of $138 million. A silver lining for Lee and co could be thet fact that the film nearly doubled its domestic total with $39 million in international markets. So, IF it’s going to find success it’ll like being outside the US.
Rounding out the top five this week are two of September’s most surprising winners, Abominable and Downton Abbey. In fourth, Abominable added another $6.1 million to its domestic total, pushing that number up to nearly $50 million. And finally, Downton Abbey took fifth place with $4.9 million in the States, enough for it to eclipse $80 million domestically.
And, outside the top five this week, Jexi opened to a disappointing $3.1 million domestically. The Adam DeVine-led comedy doesn’t have too deep of a hole to climb out of though with a reported budget of only $12 million. Still yet to open overseas, the film isn’t quite on life support yet but, another weekend like this and the Siri-from-hell story will be dead in the water.
Here’s a full look at the top ten movies at the box office from this weekend:
1. Joker – $55 million, $192.7 million
2. The Addams Family – $30.2 million, $30.2 million
3. Gemini Man – $20.5 million, $20.5 million
4. Abominable – $6.1 million, $47.9 million
5. Downton Abbey – $4.9 million, $82.6 million
6. Hustlers – $3.8 million, $98 million
7. Judy – $3.25 million, $14.9 million
8. It: Chapter Two – $3.22 million, $207.1 million
9. Jexi – $3.1 million, $3.1 million
10. Ad Astra – $1.9 million, $47 million
Domestic totals in bold.
Box office numbers courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
Check out last week’s box office totals here.