Joker is set to become the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time.

In just three weeks, the film starring Joaquin Phoenix as the supervillain has smashed expectations, notching up $US737 million globally.

At $US783 million, the current crown holder is 2016’s Deadpool.

The hype is that Joker will ultimately take close to $US900 million globally… the Hollywood Reporter said it may even approach $US1 billion.

In the US, an ‘R’ rating means that anyone under 17 needs to be accompanied by adult. In Australia, Joker is rated MA15+.

Other Movies Which Top The R-rated Chart:

  • The Matrix Reloaded: grossed $738.6 million in 2003
  • It: $697 million in 2017
  • The Passion of the Christ: $622.3 million in 2003
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