Sunday, October 27, 2019

Box Office: "Bad Woman" beats "Bad Man": Disney's "Maleficient" tops DC's "Joker Internationally

Though “Joker” bested “Maleficent” in North America, Angelina Jolie’s “Mistress of Evil” remained victorious at the international box office.

Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” collected another $64.3 million from 56 foreign territories, boosting its overseas haul to $228 million. Globally, the dark fantasy sequel is nearing the $300 million mark with ticket sales currently at $293 million. “Maleficent,” which cost $185 million to produce, has disappointed at the domestic box office but continues to see far better results abroad. The follow-up to 2014’s “Maleficent” had the biggest returns in China with $42 million, followed by Russia with $21.2 million, Mexico with $15.1 million and Brazil with $10.1 million.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros.’ “Joker” continued its impressive box office streak, declining just 38% and generating $47 million in 79 markets. Those receipts bring “Joker” to a huge $571.5 million overseas and $849.1 million globally. Joaquin Phoenix’s gritty take on the Batman villain set numerous records and is now the highest-grossing R-rated film ever both internationally and globally. It also ranks as the third-biggest DC film to date. Outside of North America, top-earning territories include the United Kingdom ($57.6 million), Mexico ($39.8 million), Korea ($35.9 million) and Japan ($32.8 million).

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