Warner Bros.’ “Joker” cannot be stopped at the box office. In its second weekend, the Village Roadshow/DC tragic drama will post a $55 million total, giving it a 10-day domestic total of $192.7 million.

It’s a remarkable hold for this R-Rated comic book movie, especially considering its bleak tone. But that hasn’t stopped casual moviegoers and hardcore comic book fans alike from embracing Joaquin Phoenix’s take on the Joker, as strong word of mouth from the film’s release is putting it on pace to pass “It: Chapter Two” as WB’s highest grossing 2019 release this coming week.

“Joker” is also 26% ahead of the pace set by the last R-Rated comic book drama, “Logan,” in 2017. That film grossed $226 million domestic and $619 million worldwide. Overseas, “Joker” only dropped 29% with $123.7 million from 79 markets, giving it a two-weekend global total of $543.9 million.

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