Despite the emergency warnings of impending violence and terrorism trumpeted by the media, military, feminists, and professional Twitter simps about the movie “Joker”, the psychological crime drama’s theater audiences have been notably upbeat and well-behaved.
The same cannot be said for the animated Disney film “Frozen 2”, which has reportedly sparked a brawl involving machete-wielding teenage girls and, most recently, a theater lockdown following the discovery of a container of urine marked “highly contagious.”
Via New York Post:
A package of human urine marked “highly contagious” forced the evacuation of a Washington State movie theater showing “Frozen 2” on Friday, according to a report.
The mysterious delivery was left outside the North Bend Theatre and discovered by the manager, who opened the package to find liquid labeled “highly contagious human substance,” according to news station KOMO.
The incident was soon revealed to be deadly serious and not a hoax.
Hazmat crews were called to investigate the package while movie-goers were flushed from the theater, the news station reported. The manager who opened the package was rushed to the hospital as a precaution.
“Box has been isolated and one patient treated as a precaution,” firefighters tweeted.
Police said the liquid was confirmed to be a urine sample that was supposed to be delivered to a Tahoma medical clinic, which is more than 40 miles away from the theater.
Joker plays in theaters: nothing happened.
Frozen 2 plays in theaters: https://t.co/LrPjBLqPvv
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National File reported on “Joker’s” dominance of the box office over Marvel superhero movies in November:
With a profit-to-budget ratio of over 15 to one, ‘Joker’ has now indisputably claimed the crown of most successful film birthed from comic book lore according to Forbes.
The banal, derivative Marvel films that seem to dominate the box office every year using the “must consume next product!” formula are no longer the benchmark for comic book franchise success, as ‘Joker’ now reigns supreme as the most profitable comic book film of all time.
With $304.2 million in North America after five weeks in theaters, Joker’s new global cume is around $953 million. Presuming its 32% domestic/68% overseas split holds, then it will have a new global cume of around $957 million by tonight. That will be 15.3x its $62.5 million production budget, which will make the Todd Phillips-directed and Joaquin Phoenix-starring drama more profitable, in terms of budget versus global gross, than Jim Carrey’s The Mask ($351 million on a $23 million budget in 1994).
In layman’s terms, this means ‘the film Marvel couldn’t make’ is now the biggest underdog box office story in cinema history: