Joker Worldwide Box Office: Joaquin Phoenix starrer recent Hollywood release Joker has created quite an uproar worldwide. The film has emerged 10th highest grosser of 2019 worldwide by doing an astonishing business of $548.3 million equivalent to 3921.52 crores according to Box Office Mojo.
With this feat, it has crossed films like It: Chapter Two ($445.8 million – 3188.62 crores) & How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World ($519.9 million – 3718.63 crores).
Meanwhile, the film in India has already crossed 50 crores mark despite competition from a big Bollywood film like War. Even in the US, Joker is doing extremely well as it has become the 8th highest grosser of 2019 with a total business of $193.6 million equivalent to 1384.65 crores INR. In the US it has also crossed the lifetime business of Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw ($173.5 – 1240.97 crores) which currently stands as the 10th highest grosser of this year.
Recently, during an interview with host Jimmy Kimmel, Joaquin was left surprised by an outtake from Joker, sent over to his show by director Todd Phillips.
The video showed an annoyed Phoenix sniping at the film’s cinematographer Lawrence Sher.
Clad in his Joker get-up (green hair, clown make-up), Phoenix is seen telling Sher to stop distracting him. “The constant whispering,” he said in the clip. “Just shut the f**k up, dude. I’m trying to find something real.” In response, Sher calls him Cher, poking fun at his diva-like behaviour, reports eonline.com.
“It’s not even an insult,” Phoenix said of the new nickname. “Cher, really? She’s a singer, actor, dancer, fashion icon. How is that a f**king insult?” He then proceeded to storm off set and away from the camera.
After the short video wrapped, the actor was visibly flustered.
“This is so embarrassing,” Phoenix told Kimmel. “Sometimes movies get intense because you’re a lot of people in a small space and you’re trying to find something, so it can feel intense.”
“That was supposed to be private,” he continued. “I’m a little embarrassed, I’m sorry about that. I’m sorry you guys had to see that.”