Ryan Reynolds Congratulates Joker On Becoming Highest-Grossing R-Rated Movie Ever
Ryan Reynolds has congratulated Joker as it's tipped to pass Deadpool as the most successful R-rated movie ever.
Joker has brought in a whopping $258.7 million at the US Box Office over the past 21 days and an even more impressive $788.3m worldwide, compared to Deadpool, which took in $782.6m in 2016.
R-Rated box office congratulatory posts aren't like the ones you're used to... pic.twitter.com/OTy2BqIP4f
- Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 25, 2019
The Deadpool star accepted defeat in a typically Ryan Reynolds way, by posting a photo of Joaquin Phoenix's Joker on the stairs with the word's 'you mother f***er' and a list of characters Phoenix has beaten to the top spot.
There's been a huge pile-on of praise for Phoenix's portrayal of the DC villain, but one lucky LA audience were actually able to see the man himself as he turned up at a screening. Can you imagine that?
The star apparently went to a number of LA cinemas, and at one screening even apologised for crashing his own movie.
In a clip shared online, he can be seen entering the room, as the audience gasp in shock, before he says sorry. The audience are - quite rightly - over the bloody moon that he's there, but a seemingly shy Phoenix points an audience member and says: "I can tell you're mad at me."
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He then tells the crowd that he hopes they enjoyed the flick, but that they should tell him if they're not impressed and thanks them once again for watching. How nice is that? Naturally, he got a massive round of applause.
Of course, Phoenix is just the latest in a long line of stars to daub on the clown make-up and he has some pretty tough acts to follow. However, in a recent interview he revealed that he hadn't thought too much about past portrayals of the character.
He told LADbible: "I thought it was important for it to be its own thing, to be its own interpretation.
"What's interesting about this character is that everybody can interpret it however they want. Even with this film, I think the audience gets to interpret the character and what drives him, in a way that I think is unique for a lot of films, I mean it really asks the audience to participate, and I think that's interesting."
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