News // 'JOKER' SETS A NEW OCTOBER RECORD

Judy stays in the Top Ten.



Amid controversy, Joker (#1) smashed into the record books with the largest-ever October opening weekend, domestically, with $93.5 million. That number was also enough to secure it the fourth-largest R-rated feature opening of all time. Plus, it landed the top spot at the international box office, earning $234 million around the globe in its first weekend.


Last year, Venom set the previous October record when it opened to $80.25 million.


Downton Abbey (#3) and Hustlers (#4) continued to shine, with the latter topping $91 million for its total box office, so far. The film is expected to push past $100 million in the coming weeks.


Roadside Attractions' Judy (#7) earned enough to help the biopic stick around the Top Ten in its second weekend. The film, which could lead to Renée Zellweger's second Oscar win, widened its reach by opening across the country. After its second weekend, the film currently sits at $8.9 million.


In limited release, Pedro Almodovar's Pain & Glory (#22) earned $160,087 from four theaters. Not quite as spectacular, Fox Searchlight's Lucy in the Sky (#29) stumbled with just $55,000 from 37 locations.


Leaving the Top Ten for the first time in its theatrical run is Disney's "live-action" The Lion King (#12) and action sequel Angel has Fallen (#13).


Next weekend, The Addams Family opens and is expected to give Abominable (#2) a run for the family-friendly crowd. Plus, Ang Lee's Gemini Man debuts with Will Smith starring.


TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)


1. JOKER - $93.5 million

2. ABOMINABLE - $12 million

3. DOWNTON ABBEY - $8 million

4. HUSTLERS - $6.3 million

5. IT: CHAPTER TWO - $5.35 million

6. AD ASTRA - $4.55 million

7. JUDY - $4.44 million

8. RAMBO: LAST BLOOD - $3.55 million

9. WAR - $1.5 million

10. GOOD BOYS - $900,000


All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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