JOKER Is Now The Most Profitable Comic Book Movie Ever

Nebulous

Adventurer
Now THAT I was not expecting!

No kidding. I thought it was a fascinating character study and an interesting film, but never ever would i think it to hit a billion dollars revenue. I liked Deadpool better myself as far as pure entertainment.
 

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
No kidding. I thought it was a fascinating character study and an interesting film, but never ever would i think it to hit a billion dollars revenue. I liked Deadpool better myself as far as pure entertainment.
I think people are starved for something to think about ... and talk about.
 

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
Really? Not wanting to get into politics, but we're in a pretty active age. Everybody has a militant opinion on everything.
While I think the movie is more shallow than it wants to be, it’s also clear that it at least provokes thoughts and conversations in a manner unlike the typical blockbuster.

ive probably had more intelligent conversations at dinner parties etc regarding this film than any other one since .... Inception maybe?
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
This means more supervillain-centred movies will get made.
Well, more Scorcese-esque, slightly arty, less cartoony movies, maybe. I don't think the "villain" part was the point.

Man, a Batman movie in this style would be incredible. Like a noir detective thing.
 

Zardnaar

Hero
Popular character, original story, made for cheap and marketed for cheap.

60 million cost approx, 100 million in marketing makes it break even point about 250-300 million.

Haven't seen it but if you're dropping 2-3 hundred million on a movie and 100-200 million on marketing it pushes your break even point out.

A 2 billion dollar movie ends up making 700 million ( costs plus theatre cut).

What makes this even more absurd us no China and China takes a bigger cut than domestic US release so the old double the cost plus marketing thing is less.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Popular character, original story, made for cheap and marketed for cheap.

60 million cost approx, 100 million in marketing makes it break even point about 250-300 million.
Yes, that's what the article in my OP says. Do you have anything to add?
 

Rob Kuntz

Adventurer
It's a great story, acted to a tee, directed to a tee. Sounds like movies from yesteryear to me before blockbusters took over. I see it as a return to good STORY telling, something the film industry, in the main, had been incrementally drifting away from. That's my take on it all.
 

Zardnaar

Hero
You just repeated the link. What's the point of this conversation?

Man, I give up. I can't interact with you.
I did add extra, you were the one who went off the deep end about it. I hadn't finished the post when you jumped down my throat.

I didn't attack you in my post did I? I hit post because it's hard to post fast on phone and the cat was nuzzling my hand.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
It's a great story, acted to a tee, directed to a tee. Sounds like movies from yesteryear to me before blockbusters took over. I see it as a return to good STORY telling, something the film industry, in the main, had been incrementally drifting away from. That's my take on it all.
I kind of agree; Phoenex was superb (everybody was superb); the cinematography and the sets were astonishing. But I'm such a Scorsese fan that I just felt I'd seen that exact film before. It's literally Taxi Driver + King of Comedy. But yes, it is a work of art - acted, filmed, and scored perfectly.

Scorcese's current Oscar campaign is a bit obnoxious. I get what he's saying, and The Irishman and Joker are up against Marvel, and, hey, all's fair and all that.
 

Legatus_Legionis

< BLAH HA Ha ha >
Well, more Scorcese-esque, slightly arty, less cartoony movies, maybe. I don't think the "villain" part was the point.

Man, a Batman movie in this style would be incredible. Like a noir detective thing.
Isn't that what "The Batman" film is gonna be?

It will deal more on the "world's greatest detective" aspect of the character and using the Long Halloween series as its story arc.
 

Rob Kuntz

Adventurer
I kind of agree; Phoenex was superb (everybody was superb); the cinematography and the sets were astonishing. But I'm such a Scorsese fan that I just felt I'd seen that exact film before. It's literally Taxi Driver + King of Comedy. But yes, it is a work of art - acted, filmed, and scored perfectly.

Scorcese's current Oscar campaign is a bit obnoxious. I get what he's saying, and The Irishman and Joker are up against Marvel, and, hey, all's fair and all that.
Yep--all of it combines to make a great STORY. They captured LIFE in Joker; and that is simple to say, not so simple to do, thus.... Art.
 

trappedslider

Explorer
I read an article the other day that was talking about the disorder that Joker displays Pseudobulbar affect (PBA) and it's making it an easier conversation to have about.
 

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