The DC movie Joker is headed back to theatres following its 11 Oscar nominations. Warner Bros. announced that Joker will return to more than 750 theatres across North America beginning on Friday, January 17.
The 11 Oscar nominations that Joker scored is more than any other movie this year. While the Oscars are still to come, Joker already won two awards at the Golden Globes, where Joker actor Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor and Hildur Guðnadóttir won for Best Original Score.
“With the continued interest in Joker as a result of its recognition during this exciting awards season, we wanted to give audiences the chance to see the film on the big screen, whether for the first time or again,” Warner Bros. executive Jeff Goldstein said in a statement.
It seems Joker is only returning to theatres in North America, and not other parts of the world.
Joker made more than $1 billion globally during its initial theatrical run, which is a tremendous result given it was made on a relatively modest $55 million budget (before marketing). Given the huge success, it’s no surprise that there have been discussions of a sequel.
Joker is the highest-grossing R-rated movie in history, surpassing Deadpool 2 ($785 million) to set the record. Joker is also the 32nd highest-grossing movie in cinema history.
Joker’s 11 Oscar nominations include Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design, Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Film Editing, Cinematography, and Makeup and Hairstyling.
The 92nd Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 9.
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