On November 15, the "Joker" movie has officially reached the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office, joining the rank of the other six Warner Bros. movies that crossed the mark. The movie is also the very first R-rated movie to reach $1 billion, surpassing Dealpool 2 which is at $785 million.

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Joker is the first R-rated movies to hit $1 billion at the Box Office

More surprisingly, due to blood and gore scenes, Joker is not allowed in China, the biggest market in the world. That makes Joker one of the three films that reach $1 billion without the need of China. The other two films are Pirates Of The Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest and The Dark Knight.

The success of Joker makes the films one the brightest jewelry in DCU along with Aquaman and The Dark Knight Rises without sacrificing its dark tone. At the same time, the movie only cost a reasonable sum of money of $55 million when compared to films like Avengers: Endgame or Avatar.

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The Dark Knight also reached $1 without the China market

On top of the box office success, the main actor who played Joker, Joaquin Phoenix is having a huge chance to get an Oscar nomination. Many critics and audiences consider that Joker is one of the best, if not the best, performance of Joaquin Phoenix ever in his career.

DCU has been going through lots of hardship with Batman vs Superman and Justice League. But things were getting better thanks to Wonder Women, Aquaman, and Joker. The movie also proves that a movie doesn't need to be bright and full of comedy relief to attract audiences.

Joker is now available in worldwide theaters. If you haven't watched it then you really might need to take a look because it might take a long while before we can see such as a good R-rated movie like this again.