‘Joker’ earned $93.5 million at the box office and set a new opening record for the month of October.   

The film starring Joaquin Phoenix did even more business overseas, raking in $140.5 million from more than 70 markets for a global start of $234 million. It’s one of the best three-day openings of all time for an R-rated title as well as the fifth biggest weekend launch of 2019 to date. 

The film has stirred up some controversy due to its violence, causing cinemas and police departments to beef up security and remind movie goers that face paint, masks and toy weapons aren't allowed. IDs are also being checked and guests are informed that the film's rating is a "hard R," and that anyone under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or adult when buying a ticket.

Hubert Brown Jr