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#OMG: ‘Joker’ Beats ‘Maleficent’ Sequel In Box Office Match-up

by AnnaChristine

In a photo finish for the top domestic weekend box office spot, "Joker" edged out "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" with an estimated $18.9 million. "Joker" is now the highest-grossing R-rated movie ever at the worldwide box office with a total of $849 million. It's not often that Disney has to battle for a box office win, but that's... exactly what happened this weekend when its "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" went up against Warner Bros.' sensation, "Joker." However, that was below industry expectations, which made it vulnerable to be topped this weekend, a quiet one with no major release opening as it's just before Halloween.

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