Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Tops US Box Office For Second Week

The standalone film continues to soar high on its second week.
The standalone film continues to soar high on its second week. DC Films

Warner Bros.' standalone film Joker is at its best again this weekend after raking in at least $55 million in North American movie theaters. This goes to show just how successful the movie has already become.

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, the film tells the backstory for the rise of Batman's number one nemesis. The film beautifully explores what might be a dark and disturbing portrayal of the maniacal villain, particularly the descent into madness of the comedian.

Just last week, Joker director Todd Phillips (The Hangover trilogy) set a record for an October release after accumulating $93.5 million in its first weekend. United Artist's family- and Halloween-friendly The Addams Family followed in second place, taking in an estimated $30.3 million for its opening weekend. This film, on the other hand, follows the mysterious, yet famous Addams family as they prepare for a visit from some even creepier relatives.

In third place was none other than Gemini Man, which is Paramount’s latest film. The movie, which raked in $20.5 million, stars Will Smith as a retired hitman who is forced to face off against a younger clone of himself.

Abominable from Universal came in fourth, down from last week's second place spot, at an estimated $6.2 million. It features the story of a teen and her friends who are all trying to help a young Yeti reunite with its family as a wealthy man seeks to capture it as a prize.

As for the firth place, Focus Features' Downton Abbey snatched it after acquiring $5 million. The cinematic follow-up to the hit TV series has the Crawleys and their earnest staff scrambling to prepare for an unexpected visit by the British royals.

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