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Joker Wins Box Office a 2nd Weekend and Surpasses $500M Mark

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow’s Joker won a second-straight weekend at the box office and has already reached $543.9 million worldwide. The Todd Phillips-directed movie added $55 million domestically this weekend, which is down just 43% from last weekend. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Joker is up to $192.7 million in North America.

Internationally, the movie added an impressive $123.7 million from 79 markets and has now grossed $351.2 million after 12 days of release. The top overseas market is the UK with $36.9 million and that is followed by Mexico ($28.9 million), Korea ($28 million), Russia (20.4 million), and Brazil ($18 million).

The R-rated Joker also stars Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

Opening in second place was United Artists Releasing and MGM‘s animated comedy The Addams Family, which earned $30.3 million from 4,007 theaters, an average of $7,562 per location. The film received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences. Directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, The Addams Family voice cast includes Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, Allison Janney, Elsie Fisher, and Snoop Dogg playing IT.

Paramount Pictures’ Gemini Man, starring two Will Smiths, debuted in the third spot with $20.5 million from 3,642 theaters, an average of $5,629. Made for $138 million, the Ang Lee film earned $31.1 million from 58 international markets, which takes its overseas total to $39 million and worldwide sum to $59.5 million. Gemini Man received a B+ CinemaScore and also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, and Benedict Wong.

DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s Abominable dropped two spots to fourth with $6.2 million and has earned $48 million after three weeks. The animated film has brought in $60.1 million internationally and is up to $108.1 million worldwide. Written and directed by Jill Culton, the $75 million movie is voiced by Chloe Bennet, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Albert Tsai, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Tsai Chin, and Michelle Wong.

Downton Abbey (Focus Features) rounded out the top five with $4.9 million and has earned a total of $82.7 million domestically after four weeks. The film added $4.1 million internationally this weekend and has grossed $70 million, for a worldwide total of $152.7 million. A continuation of the TV series and directed by Michael Engler, Downton Abbey stars Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Penelope Wilton, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Geraldine James, Simon Jones, David Haig, Tuppence Middleton, Kate Phillips, and Stephen Campbell Moore.

STXfilms’ Hustlers added $3.9 million its fifth weekend in sixth place and has now brought in $98 million domestically. The movie took in an additional $3.9 million overseas and has an international total of $23.6 million. Made for $20 million, the film’s worldwide sum is at $121.6 million. Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, Hustlers stars Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Mercedes Ruehl, Cardi B, Lizzo, Mette Towley, Madeline Brewer, and Trace Lysette.

In seventh place, Roadside Attractions and LD Entertainment’s Judy took in $3.3 million and has earned $15 million after three weeks. Directed by Rupert Goold, Judy stars Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland, as well as Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, and Michael Gambon.

In its sixth weekend in theaters, IT Chapter Two (Warner Bros.) grossed another $3.2 million in the eighth spot to take its North American total to $207.1 million. With an international total of $238.5 million, the sequel’s worldwide sum has reached $445.7 million. Directed by Andy Muschietti and based on the novel by Stephen King, IT Chapter Two stars James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Jaeden Martell, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise.

Moviegoers were not very interested in Jexi, (CBS Films, eOne, Lionsgate), which opened in ninth place with just $3.1 million from 2,332 theaters, an average of $1,329. Jon Lucas and Scott Moore wrote and directed the film, which stars Adam Devine, Alexandra Shipp, Ron Funches, Charlyne Yi, Wanda Sykes, Justin Hartley, Kid Cudi, Michael Peña, and Rose Byrne as Jexi. Jexi received a B- CinemaScore from audiences.

Coming in at No. 10 was 20th Century Fox sci-fi drama Ad Astra, which earned $1.9 million this weekend and has brought in $47 million after four weeks. The international total is at $73.3 million and global total at $120.3 million. Directed by James Gray, the movie stars Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, and Donald Sutherland.

Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite (NEON) was also released in three theaters where the film earned an impressive $376,264, an average of $125,421 per location. The thriller, which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, stars Song Kang-Ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, and Park So-dam. You can check out our 10 out of 10 review here.

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