World Box Office Analysis 4th - 6th October 2019: Joker easily tops the global box office on its debut weekend
Robert Hyde |
7th October 2019 |
Joker makes its global debut at the top of the box office with little in the way of competition while there are a trio of Chinese films which make their way into the top 5 as they expand to more countries.
With good word of mouth the Joaquin Phoenix starring movie has smashed the global box office on its debut weekend with a gross of $234 Million from 74 countries.
This is higher than expected and the good word of mouth for the movie should allow it to be one of the biggest October hits, and certainly one of the biggest DC films.
My People, My Country
The Chinese film which is a collection of 7 shot stories from different directors is available in 8 territories and it enters the global box office at number 2 with a weekend gross of $100.6 Million.
The film has been on release since 1st October (last Tuesday) and its total global gross is already $286.9 Million.
This real life drama of an airline captain who saved a plane destined for disaster lands at number 3 this week with a weekend gross of $100.4 Million from 6 countries.
The film was released at the start of the week and has a total global gross of $250.4 Million.
Dreamworks animated film has done well but is now falling fast and this week is at number 4 with a weekend gross of $36.6 Million from $46 countries.
This puts the film total gross at $76.3 Million after 2 weeks of release.
Another true life Chinese drama hits the box office at number 5 this week with a weekend gross of $30 Million from 3 countries.
Including previews this puts the films total global gross at $106.6 Million.