Joker rules box office again with The Addams Family in second place as Will Smith's Gemini Man flops after poor reviews
It had a record-breaking debut last weekend.
And in its second weekend in theatres, Joker continued to rule the roost, taking in another estimated $55 million in North America.
The Addams Family animated movie debuted in second place with $30.3 million while Will Smith's Gemini Man bowed in third place with a below expectations $20 million.
Number one movie: It had a record-breaking debut last weekend. And in its second weekend, Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix took in another estimated $55 million in North America
Smith pulls double duty in the Ang Lee-directed action thriller in which an aging assassin is hunted by a much younger cloned version of himself.
But even two Smiths couldn't overcome poor reviews of the film which is believed to have cost Paramount $140 million to make.
The Addams Family benefited from being a family friendly antidote to the R-rated Joker and the desire to start celebrating Halloween.
The animated feature boasts the voices of Charlize Theron, Pscar Isaac and Bette Midler.
Flopped: Will Smith's Gemini Man bowed in third place with $20 million. The poorly reviewed action thriller in which Smith plays two characters cost $140 million to make
They're back: The Addams Family animated feature debuted in second place with $30.3 million, benefiting from being a family friendly antidote to the R-rated Joker
Meanwhile, Joker's domestic box office take now totals $192.7 million
'These are incredible numbers and really reflect how interested and excited people were,' said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Comscore.
'It shows that content wins. A great movie will rise up above all the noise over whatever controversy or security concerns there were,' he added. 'You're totally left out of the water cooler conversation if you haven't seen Joker.'
Internationally, the Todd Phillips-directed comic book origin story starring Joaquin Phoenix added $123.7 million, bringing its global total to $543.9 million after just 12 days in theaters.
No joke: Internationally, the Todd Phillips-directed comic book origin story added $123.7 million, bringing its global total to $543.9 million after just 12 days in theaters
Rounding out the top five were Abominable with $6.2 million, and Downton Abbey with $4.9 million.
In limited release, Bong Joon-Ho's Parasite had an extraordinary weekend, earning $376,264 from only 3 locations. Its $125,421 per theater average is a record for 2019.
The class-conscious Korean thriller won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May and is already a massive hit internationally with near-unanimous rave reviews.