– by Joseph Jammer Medina

In spite of its R rating and its overall serious tone, DC’s upcoming prestige picture, Joker, is looking to do pretty solid business at the box office — and this is especially great considering its relatively low budget ($55 million) for a comic book movie. But what exactly constitutes “solid business”?

According to THR, the Todd Phillips-directed flick is on track to make around $82 million over the course of its October 4 opening weekend. Another tracking service has Joker pegged at around $77 million while others have it at around $87 million. With that in mind, I think $82 million is a solid case of splitting the difference.

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This could mean the film is on deck to break the opening-weekend record for the month of October — a record that is currently held by Venom’s own $80.2 million.

In short, I think it’s safe to say my own $20-$40 million predictions from weeks back are pretty much embarrassingly off. But we’ll see.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.