“Joker” continues to build up steam, maintaining the top spot at the domestic box office for the second consecutive week.
Released on Oct. 4, Todd Phillips’ dark, gritty origin tale of the comic book super villain (played by Joaquin Phoenix) brought in $55 million domestically in its second weekend, for a 10-day domestic total of $192.7 million (per Box Office Mojo).
This far outpaced two high-profile new films opening over the weekend: the animated feature “The Addams Family”, which captured the second-place spot with a domestic gross of $30.3 million; and the Will Smith action-thriller “Gemini Man”, which landed in third place with a $20.5-million opening weekend.
Meanwhile, “Abominable” dropped to fourth place in its third weekend of release, with a domestic take of $6.1 million and a total to date of $47.9 million, and “Downton Abbey” captured fifth place, raking in an additional $4.9 in its fourth weekend for a domestic tally of $82.6 million.
Overseas, “Joker” is also showing strength, bringing in $351.2 million outside North America for a worldwide total of $543 million to date.