The reviews are in for Todd Phillips’s Joker.

The movie’s extensive marketing has proven successful.

The “Joker” film brought in opening weekend earnings of $93.5 million USD, according to box office ticket sales.

The Hollywood Reporter writes, Joker — far from an ordinary superhero pic but an origin story laced with realism — has sparked widespread headlines and concern for its nihilistic themes and violence, prompting cinemas and police departments to ramp up and remind patrons that face paint, masks and toy weapons aren’t allowed. 

The film gained a total of $234 million USD globally, even without a premiere yet to happen in China.

 The earnings overseas occurred across 70 markets and is believed to have set benchmarks of their own