“Joker” breaks October box office records in opening weekend

Joker at the Box Office

The film, starring Joaquin Phoenix, took in an estimated $93.5 million from ticket sales in the US, making it the biggest domestic October launch ever.

Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks — the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he’s part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.

The film’s director is Todd Phillips.