Joker will have likely overtaken Deadpool as the highest-grossing R-Rated movie ever by the time you read this, and Ryan Reynolds is completely okay with that.
Movies based on comic books aren't all the same anymore, no matter what the ten people left in the world who don't watch them might think. Yes, the most popular ones that make up the MCU are exactly what movie-goers would expect from superhero movies, and that's not a bad thing. However, if the MCU isn't your thing, there are different comic book movies out there for you.
The genre has even been dipping its toe into the R-Rated world more and more. In fact, it's probably a little bit more than dipping a toe at this point. Following the success of movies such as Deadpool and Kick Ass, more and more studios are giving the R-Rated comic book movie a whirl. The latest example being Joker.
Joker is doing incredibly well at the box office. So well that by the time you read this, it will probably be the highest-grossing R-Rated movie of all time. According to Insider, heading into this past weekend, Joker had amassed an impressive $747 million in ticket sales. The number one spot is occupied by Deadpool which sits at a lofty $783 million.
Or maybe that should be "was" occupied. Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds isn't salty about his movie being surpassed either and even offered up congratulations to Joaquin Phoenix and the rest of the minds behind Joker. He did it in typical Reynolds fashion too. Reynolds posted a photo on Instagram with a list of other R-Rated movies that have performed well at the box office. It also says "you mother f**ker."
The caption along with the post reads, "R-Rated box office congratulatory posts aren’t like the ones you’re used to..." There's a tradition in Hollywood where directors congratulate one another when someone claims the throne for the highest-grossing movie of all time. It actually happened earlier this year when Avengers: Endgame dethroned Avatar. We wonder if any movie will ever outdo Endgame. Probably the next Avengers movie.