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DOHS & FBI were on standy by due to possible Mass Shooting threat during Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Premiere

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2 months ago

Joker is on a roll, not for his next victim but on the box office. The DC movie has definitely won a lot of audiences and has already broken records and become the most highly grossed October movie until now. The movie in the first three days of the opening produced an estimate of $77 million, which is higher than any other Warner Brother movies.

The weekend brought even more good news for the filmmakers with film racking up almost 96 million dollars in the North American continent and beating its rival Venom which made $80 million. Joker even made an international impact, with a total of almost 258 million dollars worldwide. The movie has created personal records too, as it was the best career opener for Todd Philips after the Hangover movies, even the Actor Joaquin Phoenix enjoyed luck at the box office with his last career-best coming in 2002 collecting 60 million dollars. This easy sailing at the box office is not what everyone expected it was going to be, as there was growing security concern over the movie. Explicitly, over the intense violence being portrayed in the movie, the family of victims who lost their loved ones in the mass shooting in 2012 during a Batman screening spoke against the movie and wrote a letter to Warner Bros to profit from its massive platform to work on gun reforms.

The Department of Homeland security and FBI were particularly alert and notified the local authorities to be vigilant, as there was a lot of suspicious online activity threatening of a mass shooting on the screening of the movie. However, Warner Bro did reply to the letter and stated, “Make no mistake: neither the fictional character Joker nor the film, is an endorsement of real-world violence of any kind. It is not the intention of the film, the filmmakers, or the studio to hold this character up as a hero.”

Kartike Shukla