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Todd Phillips’ Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix has been a juggernaut through its first few weeks at the box office.  In just a few weeks, it has already performed better than any movie ever released in the month of October.

Now, the film is projected to become the highest-grossing R-rated film of all-time.

The record is currently held by Marvel’s 2018 blockbuster Deadpool 2.

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It is important to look at the numbers here.  Deadpool 2 grossed $785 million in a full, 2-month theatrical run.  By contrast, Joker has grossed $741 million in less than three weeks.

The film has also received critical acclaim for its camera work, acting, and social commentary.  Some critics are even going so far as to say that it is the best origin story in the history of comic book films.

If you haven’t seen Joker yet, do you plan on seeing it and helping it overtake Deadpool 2 as the highest grossing R-rated film of all-time?

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