‘Joker’ Ignites Debate (and Box Office Success) as Martin Scorsese Upsets an Entire Fandom

by Collin Willis

After months of anticipation and controversy, Joker is released to the public. The Joaquin Phoenix-led superhero drama is shattering expectations and fanboys alike. Following it from a long way off is Abominable in the number two spot. Downton Abbey continues to clean up in the number three spot for the weekend. Hustlers also continues its strong success in the number four spot. Last but not least, It Chapter Two rounds out the top five in its fifth week at the box office.

In addition to the top five, Brennan and I dive into other new films Judy, and Lucy in the Sky. We also boldly step into the Marvel-DC war that was recently reinvigorated by the presence of Joker and a controversial comment on the MCU by Martin Scorsese. All this and more on this week’s episode of The MovieBabble Podcast.


Listen to the last few episodes of The MovieBabble Podcast:

Episode 38: Abominable Melts and Joker Continues to Cause Controversy Before its Release

Episode 37: Downton Abbey Makes History, Ad Astra Impresses, and the Awards Race Begins to Take Shape

Episode 36: Hustlers Scores Big, The Goldfinch Flounders, and TIFF Previews This Fall’s Best

Episode 35: It Chapter Two Floats Past $90 Million While the Venice Film Festival Confuses Us All 

Episode 34: Labor Day Weekend, Summer Rundown Special


Also, check out MovieBabble Presents: Babble With Brennan:

Episode 5: Movies That Made Us Love Movies!

Episode 4: The 2019 Fall Movie Preview

Episode 3: The World of Movies: July Rundown

Episode 2: Ranking All the Spider-Man Films

Episode 1: The Best Movies of 2019 So Far


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