The most significant box office news this week was Joker, who was already a top grossing movie and comic book of all time, surpassing the $ 1 billion mark. It's total that it's even been done and director Todd Phillips is actively starting to think about ideas for a possible sequel.
Joker's visual history
Box office estimates in North America
Last week's winner, Midway, slipped to second with an estimated $ 8.75 million, while the rest of the Top 5 filled the Charlie's Angels, Playing With Fire and Last Christmas.
Warner Bros.. "The Good Liar," starring Ian McKellan and Helen Mirren, debuted in seventh with $ 5.65 million.
Here are the top 10 North American box office ratings over the weekend (via Box Office Mojo)
- 1. Ford v. Ferrari $ 31,000,000
- 2. Average $ 8.750,000
- 3. Charlie's Angels $ 8.6 million
- 4. Playing with Fire $ 8,550,000
- 5. Last Christmas $ 6,700,000
- 6. The Doctor is sleeping $ 6.181 million
- 7. Good liar $ 5,656,000
- 8. Joker $ 5.635.000
- 9. Evil: The Murderer of Evil $ 5,224,000
- 10. Harriet $ 4,780,000
For more entertaining news, Marvel's Lowell may have just dumped female Loki, new costume art for "The Falcon" and "The Winter Soldier" has been unveiled, and Disney has unveiled five new Marvel movie release dates.
Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Association of Television Critics. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBFowler.