DC's superhero titled movie Joker ranks on 7th position of the biggest Hollywood movie at the 2019 box office collection, after a blockbuster film like Marvel's Avengers: Endgame ($2.8 billion) and Disney's The Lion King ($1.6 billion), both distributed by Walt Disney.
Joker took over the position by beating Ryan Reynolds's Deadpool franchise (Deadpool=$788 million & Deadpool 2=$782 million).
"The role of an evil comic-book clown played by Phoenix turned out to be a grimy and relentlessly downbeat fable. … Joker is a bad movie, yes: It’s predictable, cliched, deeply derivative of other, better movies, and overwritten to the point of self-parody.” One of North America's highest-profile critics Dana Stevens acknowledged.
The reporter who covered Harvey Weinstein's story, Hollywood Reporter's Tatiana Siegal, tweeted: "I'm throwing in my take on JOKER here too. Brilliant performance by Joaquin/amazing craftsmanship but perhaps the most depressing film I've ever seen. Unrelenting nihilism. The utter absence of hope. Humorless & lacking empathy."