Joker 2: Budget & Salaries Of Joaquin Phoenix & Lady Gaga Revealed
Joker 2: Budget & Salaries Of Joaquin Phoenix & Lady Gaga Revealed (Photo Credit – IMDb)

Recently, new pictures of Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix from Joker: Folie á Deux, aka Joker 2, were officially shared by director Todd Phillips, and as soon as they were dropped, they stormed social media. Now, the film is in the news again, and this time, it’s due to the high budget and the salaries of both leading actors. Keep reading to know more!

Sky-high expectations are set for the Joker sequel

Joker was released in 2019, and upon its release, the film saw some extraordinary reactions from critics all across the globe. The same situation was seen when the ticket-paying audience came out with jaw-dropping reactions and showered the spectacular performance of Joaquin Phoenix with praise. The film translated this overwhelmingly positive reaction even at the worldwide box office and went on to surprise everyone with its global collection of $1.078 billion.

With such glory in the past, expectations from Joker 2 are very high. Not just critical acclaim, but the film will also need to repeat the magic at ticket windows. Keeping the towering expectations in mind, the makers are leaving no stone unturned, and they have reportedly spent a colossal amount to make the film.

Budget of Joker 2

As per the report in Variety, the budget of Joker 2 has gone high up to $200 million. If compared to part 1’s budget of $60 million, this is more than three times the amount. It ensures that the film is made on a huge scale, and technically, too, it will be a solid outcome.

Joaquin Phoenix & Lady Gaga’s remuneration

The report further states that Joaquin Phoenix has got a whopping $20 million as his salary to reprise his Oscar-winning titular role, aka the clown prince of crime. For part 1, the actor reportedly got $4.5 million, so if one calculates, it’s a hike of 344.44%. That’s a massive hike, and Joaquin deserves every single penny, as his performance was one of the factors that made the film a huge blockbuster at the box office.

Talking about Lady Gaga, she has reportedly got a staggering $12 million to play Harley Quinn.

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