|Actor Joaquin Phoenix playing the title role in "Joker." Korea Times file|
By Cho Hae-min
The film "Joker" starring Joaquin Phoenix is expected to surpass 3 million in ticket sales in Korea soon.
Since its Oct. 2 release, "Joker" has stayed at the top of box office rankings as of Wednesday. According to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), 2,962,924 tickets had been sold as of Wednesday.
The film is about the notorious iconic supervillain of DC Comics and Batman's nemesis, depicting how a dismal life torments a comedian and turns him into a monster.
Produced by DC Films, it premiered on Aug. 31 at the 76th Venice International Film Festival, where it received the Golden Lion award, the festival's grand prize.