'Joker' had the biggest October opening weekend ever, taking in $93.5 million

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  • "Joker" wins the box office with a $93.5 million take.
  • That's the biggest opening weekend ever for an October release.
  • It beat out previous record-holder "Venom," which earned $80 million its opening weekend last year.
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Warner Bros. is king of the mountaintop this weekend in Hollywood, and it's thanks to combining the Clown Prince of Crime with the director of "The Hangover."

"Joker," Todd Phillips' extremely dark and twisted origin story of DC Comics villain The Joker, brought in an estimated $93.5 million over the weekend, which is the biggest opening ever for the month of October.

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