Joaquin Phoenix starrer comic-book drama Joker has been confounding industry expectations since its late-August debut at the Venice Film Festival, where it nabbed the Golden Lion, a top prize typically given to prestige films like Roma and The Shape of Water.
Joaquin Phoenix's film Joker had a phenomenal second weekend at the box office, topping the charts once more over newcomers such as the animated The Addams Family and the Will Smith action pic Gemini Man.
"Diagnoses would include tests such as 'Pathological Laughing and Crying Scale', in which the doctor could ask various questions like how long the episode lasted, how they affect your mood and social situation, and how much distress did the individual feel afterwards."
Joaquin Phoenix starrer Joker has been criticised for its alleged glorification of a murderer and many say it is a quasi-endorsement, however unintentional, of mass murders by loners who feel wronged by the society.
Joaquin Phoenix starrer Joker had its world premiere in Los Angeles on Saturday. The Todd Phillips directorial tells an origin story of the popular Batman supervillain. Phoenix, Phillips, Zazie Beetz, Jason Momoa attended the event.
Joker follows the journey of Arthur Fleck from a mentally-ill, failed comedian, to his rise as Gotham City's Clown Prince of Crime. The film had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, which was attended by director Todd Phillips, Joaquin Phoenix and Zazie Beetz