OREANDA-NEWSThe "Joker" film by American director Todd Phillips on the first weekend raised $ 93.5 million in the United States, updating the October record, Variety reported. Previously, it belonged to Sony's science fiction movie Venom, starring Tom Hardy, raising $ 80 million.

At the international box office, the film about the Joker for the weekend raised $ 140.5 million. According to the publication, the film was shown in 22.5 thousand cinemas in 73 countries. The tape was also headed by the Russian box office, collecting over 620 million rubles, according to UAIS. The budget of the picture was $ 55 million.

The main roles in the film were played by Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazi Bitts and Francis Conroy. The film tells the story of the Joker, showing his path from the hero Arthur Fleck, who wants to become a comedian, to the madness of the villain. The premiere of the psychological thriller took place on August 31 at the 76th Venice Festival, where the picture received the main prize - the Golden Lion award. The film was released in wide distribution on October 4, in Russia a day earlier.