News // 'JOKER' REPEATS AT NUMBER ONE; 'PARASITE' SETS A NEW ALL-TIME RECORD

Joker earns the highest October second-week gross of all time.



Warner Bros. continued its box office win with Joker (#1) as the Todd Phillips comic-book thriller earned an additional $55 million. Its domestic total now sits at $192.7 million. Worldwide, the film has also over-performed, earning over $543 million in just a total of twelve days.


After setting a new October first-week record last week, Joker has now topped the second-week record, beating Gravity's $43.2 million from 2013.


The three wide-release newcomers did decent business, with The Addams Family (#2) opening in second place. The animated family film earned $30.29 million. With just a B+ CinemaScore, the film may still do well throughout the Halloween season, but not for long after that.


Ang Lee's Gemini Man (#3) and Jexi (#9) didn't reach quite the same heights. Gemini Man sputtered to a $20.5 million finish. That would be a nice opening if it weren't that the film cost $138 million to produce. Jexi earned just $3.1 million in over 2,000 locations.


The biggest story of the weekend, however, is Bon Joon-Ho's massive limited release opening of Parasite (#13). The Cannes winner released to just three locations in Los Angeles and New York but saw mostly sold-out crowds throughout the weekend. The film's $376,264 haul gives the movie a $125,421 per-screen average. Not only is that the highest per-screen average of the year, but it puts it towards the top of the list of all-time, besting La La Land's 2016 numbers.


Leaving the Top Ten are Rambo: Last Blood (#11), Good Boys (#14), and War (N/A).


Next weekend, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will open to over 3,700 screens, Zombieland 2: Double Tap hits 3,400 screens, and Jojo Rabbit and The Lighthouse get limited runs.


TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)


1. JOKER - $55 million

2. THE ADDAMS FAMILY - $30.29 million

3. GEMINI MAN - $20.5 million

4. ABOMINABLE - $6.17 million

5. DOWNTON ABBEY - $4.9 million

6. HUSTLERS - $3.85 million

7. JUDY - $3.25 million

8. IT: CHAPTER TWO - $3.22 million

9. JEXI - $3.1 million

10. AD ASTRA - $1.9 million


All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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