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Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Batman: The Killing Joke
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,775,000Details
International Box Office $586,038Details
Worldwide Box Office $4,361,038
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $2,970,558 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $5,772,508 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $8,743,066
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Take a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime. Now escaped from Arkham Asylum, The Joker sets out to prove that one bad day can make anyone just as insane as he is.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 25th, 2016 (Special Engagement) by Fathom Events
International Releases: July 22nd, 2016 (Wide) (Australia)
July 22nd, 2016 (Wide), released as Batman: The Killing Joke ^ (New Zealand)
July 25th, 2016 (Wide) (Mexico)
Video Release: July 26th, 2016 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for some bloody images and disturbing content.
(Rating bulletin 2421 (Cert #50420), 4/20/2016)
Running Time: 76 minutes
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Keywords: Doctors, Framed, Nightclub, Death of a Son or Daughter, Prologue, Super Villains, Heist, Security Guard, Mutants, Amusement Park, Near Death Experience, Killer Clowns, Coma, Character POV shot, Fugitive / On the Run, Mental Hospital, Mental Illness, Non-Chronological, Slow Motion Scene, Vigilante, Voiceover/Narration, Hitmen, Assassination, Bodyguard, Organized Crime, Hostage, Betrayal, Kidnap, Surprise Twist, Martial Arts, Car Accident
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Super Hero
Production Companies: DC Comics, Warner Bros. Animation
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Bruce Wayne/Batman
   The Joker

Supporting Cast

Ray Wise    Commissioner James Gordon
Tara Strong    Batgirl/Barbara Gordon
Maury Sterling    Paris Franz

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Production and Technical Credits

Brian Azzarello    Screenwriter
Brian Bolland    Based on 'Batman: The Killing Joke' by
Alan Moore    Based on 'Batman: The Killing Joke' by
Bruce Timm    Producer
Alan Burnett    Producer
Sam Register    Producer
Christopher D. Lozinski    Editor
Lolita Ritmanis    Composer
Kristopher Carter    Composer

Home Market Releases for August 2nd, 2016

August 3rd, 2016

April and the Extraordinary World

It is the beginning of August, a.k.a., the beginning of TV on DVD season. While there are a few prominent releases in that category, the biggest release is Batman: The Killing Joke, which is still a hot mess, but this time on Blu-ray. There are plenty of smaller releases that are worth picking up, including April and the Extraordinary World. Its reviews are nearly 100% positive and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week. More...

Home Market Releases for July 26th, 2016

July 27th, 2016

Sing Street

It’s a rather shallow week on the home market with the biggest release being Batman: The Killing Joke, which is a hot mess. More on that below. As for the best new release of the week, there are a handful of releases that were contenders for Pick of the Week, including Barbershop: The Next Cut, Deadline U.S.A., and Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXVI. In the end, I picked Sing Street on Blu-ray for that title. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/07/25 3 $3,175,000   1,325 $2,396   $3,175,000 1
2016/07/26 10 $600,000 -81% 1,325 $453   $3,775,000 2

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/07/22 13 $3,775,000   1,325 $2,849   $3,775,000 1

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 7/22/2016 $329,680 145 145 145 $329,680 7/25/2016
Mexico 7/25/2016 $73,359 0 0 0 $217,747 8/2/2016
New Zealand 7/22/2016 $38,611 35 35 35 $38,611 7/25/2016
International Total$586,038 8/2/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/7/2016288,562 88,562$1,147,764$1,147,7642
8/14/2016361,331-31% 149,893$780,130$1,927,8943
8/21/2016929,378-52% 179,271$298,774$2,226,6684
8/28/20161812,805-56% 192,076$154,428$2,381,0965

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/7/20161228,428 228,428$3,880,992$3,880,9922
8/14/2016254,892-76% 283,320$912,313$4,793,3053
8/21/2016525,269-54% 308,590$325,213$5,118,5184
8/28/20161112,421-51% 321,010$150,789$5,269,3075
9/4/2016158,801-29% 329,812$131,668$5,400,9756
9/11/2016206,697-24% 336,509$100,388$5,501,3637

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