Mobile and online movie ticket retailer Atom Tickets reports tonight that the pre-sales for Warner Bros Joker are beating that of last Octobers Venom, this months It Chapter Two as well as Us and Glass.
To date, Joker is Atoms second best pre-sales for a R-rated movie this year behind John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum, which opened to $56.8 million.
Despite all the headlines out about potential threats and theater security due to Jokers too-close-to-home storyline about a madman who gets hold of a gun, the Warner Bros movie has remained solid on tracking over the last two-weeks plus, with reports still seeing an $80M-plus opening that is poised to beat last years October opening record set by Sonys Venom ($80.2M over three days, $90M over four days thanks to Columbas Day holiday on October 8). The comps here for Joker are a combo of PG-13- and R-rated fare including Venom, Halloween, Batman v. Superman, Suicide Squad, the It franchise, Logan, Us and John Wick 3.
Joker has everything going for it in addition to its Batman branding including the Golden Lion win at the Venice Film Festival and solid reviews at 77% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. In an August Atom Tickets poll among 1,0000 millennials, Joker was voted the second must-see movie of the post-September corridor after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
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