This week, it was announced that Joker had joined the exclusive "billion-dollar movie" club - making it the first-ever R-rated movie to do so. But alongside the incredible Joaquin Phoenix vehicle, there are also another forty-three movies that have made the same impressive grade.
We've got the full list here - and some of them may surprise you. Did your favorite make the cut?
44. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
via: IMDBThe final part of the Avengers franchise has so far grossed $2,797,800,000.
The movie broke the record for the fasting film to gross over a billion dollars.It's estimated that within the first 5 days the movie was in theaters Endgame hit the billion-dollar mark.
43. Avatar (2009)
via: IMDBThis James Cameron vehicle also holds the title for the second highest-grossing movie of all time, at $2,788,000,000.
For a long time, it held the title.But it was knocked out of the top spot by Endgame - in a remarkably short amount of time.
42. Titanic (1997)
via: IMDBConsidering its early release, Titanic holds a surprisingly high spot on the list with a gross of $2,187,500,000.
It first grossed $1.8 billion during its initial release.But the movie managed to make it over the $2 billion benchmark after its re-release in 3D in 2012.
41. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
via: IMDBAt the time of its release, the seventh Star Wars episode broke records after earning a billion dollars in just twelve days.
It currently stands at an impressive $2,068,200,000.Which makes it officially the highest-grossing Star Wars movie of all time.
40. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
via: IMDBThe second Avengers movie in the top 5, it broke the all-time world record with a $630 million opening weekend.
It also became the fourth movie ever to break the 2 billion benchmark.It currently stands at a $2,002,100,000 gross.
39. Jurassic World (2015)
via: IMDBAt the time of its launch, this movie was a massive record-breaker, becoming the fastest ever billion grossing movie in just thirteen days.
It also had an opening weekend gross of over two hundred million.Its total gross revenue currently stands at $1,670,400,000.
38. The Lion King (2019)
via: IMDBThe live-action remake of the classic Disney movie made its billion within three weeks of being in theaters.
It was the fourth movie of 2019 to break the milestone.The current revenue of the movie stands at $1,655,151,910.
37. Marvel's The Avengers (2012)
via: IMDBThe first of the franchise broke the billion-dollar mark after nineteen days in theaters.
The star-studded cast no doubt helped push it over the edge.Currently, the original Avengers movie has a $1,518,800,000 gross revenue.
36. Furious 7 (2015)
via: IMDBThe movie broke records when it surpassed $1 billion gross revenue in seventeen days.
At the time it was the fastest ever live-action movie to hit that mark.The last appearance of Paul Walker in the franchise helped boost numbers to $1,516,000,000.
35. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
via: IMDBTired of hearing about Avengers yet? This movie opened in the number one spot all around the world.
It now has a $1,405,400,000 gross revenue.It also meant the franchise joined just 3 others (more on those later) with 2 or more episodes in the billion-dollar club.
34. Black Panther (2018)
via: IMDBBlack Panther has a current gross revenue of $1,346,900,000.
It hit the milestone in twenty-six days.It still holds the record for the best February opening weekend ever.
33. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two (2011)
via: IMDBSurprisingly, this is the only Harry Potter movie to gross over a billion dollars.
Its revenue currently stands at $1,341,500,000.The only other movie in the franchise which came close was the first movie, which currently stands at a "meager" $975 million.
32.Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
via: IMDBThe Last Jedi crossed the mark 3 weeks after its release.
It made $500 million in its first weekend alone!And its current earnings stand at $1,332,500,000.
31. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
via: IMDBThe second movie in the franchise followed an impressive opening weekend with a billion-dollar gross in 2 weeks.
At $1,309,500,000, it's not quite as popular as its predecessor.But two movies in the billion-dollar club bodes well for the upcoming third installment.
30. Frozen (2013)
via: IMDBThis movie still holds the top spot for the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.
It's now earned $1,276,500,000.It also won 2 Oscars - not bad for a "kids" movie. And the sequel seems set to be just as successful.
29. Beauty and the Beast (2017)
via: IMDBThis movie passed the billion-dollar benchmark in April of 2017.
It has now grossed $1,263,500,000.These figures make the movie a surprise winner of the highest-grossing movie of 2017.
28. Incredibles 2 (2018)
via: IMDBFourteen years after the original, this sequel managed to crack the billion-dollar list.
It has now grossed $1,242,800,000.It also holds the title for the fastest animated movie to break the billion-dollar benchmark.
27. The Fate of the Furious (2017)
via: IMDBIn April of 2017, the eighth movie of the franchise also crossed over the billion-dollar finish line.
It's now earned $1,235,800,000.This makes it the second of the popular franchise to join the billion-dollar movie club.
26. Iron Man 3 (2013)
via: IMDBIt took just 3 weeks for Iron Man 3 to hit a billion dollars in gross revenue.
$1,214,800,000 is the movies final gross revenue.It served as proof to everybody that Tony Stark was a beloved part of the MCU.
25. Minions (2015)
via: IMDBStrangely enough, this is the only movie from the Despicable Me universe to gross over a billion dollars.
It's now hit a whopping $1,159,400,000.This makes it perhaps one of the more surprising entries on our list.
24. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
via: IMDBMarvel totally dominates the top spots of the chart overall.
It now has a gross revenue of $1,153,300,000.Captain America: Civil War was also the first movie of 2016 to cross that billion-dollar barrier.
23. Aquaman (2018)
via: IMDBMany were surprised to see this movie join the elite billion-dollar club.
It was the first DC superhero movie to hit the milestone.It's currently grossed $1,147,100,000.
22. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
via: IMDBThis movie crossed the billion-dollar mark just one month after its release.
It now has a revenue of $1,131,846,000.This makes it the most fiscally successful Spider-Man movie of all time.
21. Captain Marvel (2019)
via: IMDBAfter a record-smashing opening weekend, it took just over 3 weeks for the film to gross that all=important billion.
It's now hit $1,098,100,000.It's one of seven MCU movies on the coveted billion-dollar list.
20. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
via: IMDBThis is the first Paramount movie to gross over a billion dollars.
A large amount of its revenue came from international audiences.Its earnings now stand at $1,123,800,000, perhaps thanks to the fact this movie was the final Shia LaBeouf vehicle.
19. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
via: IMDBThis movie became the second-ever movie to cross the billion-dollar finish line (Titanic being the first back in 1997).
It was the final installment of the trilogy.It earned the billion after ten weeks in the cinema and went on to gross $1,119,900,000.
18. Skyfall (2012)
via: IMDBThis is the highest-grossing James Bond movie of all time.
Some were skeptical of a "blond Bond."But this movie proved they didn't need to be, as it went on to gross $1,104,000,000.
17. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
via: IMDBAnother entry from the Transformers franchise, this movie has a total gross revenue of $1,104,000,000.
It managed to break into the billion-dollar club by targeting international audiences.A move which paid off, with over a third of the huge revenue coming from China alone.
16. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
via: IMDBThis sequel to The Dark Knight was the thirteenth ever billion-dollar movie when it came out.
What made its $1,084,900,000 all the more remarkable?Many were concerned about the movie's success after the tragic Aurora shootings during a midnight screening.
15. Toy Story 4 (2019)
via: IMDBWith this movie, Disney achieved a record-breaking five billion-dollar movies in a single year.
It has now grossed $1,073,166,000.This also makes it (perhaps surprisingly) the most fiscally success movie in the Toy Story franchise.
14. Toy Story 3 (2010)
via: IMDBWhen this came out in 2010, it became Disney Pixar's highest-grossing movie of all time.
It's now grossed $1,067,000,000.And this was likely the impetus for Disney to plan for the eventual fourth installment.
13. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
via: IMDBBack in 2006, this was the third film ever to gross over a billion dollars.
It's surpassed that benchmark now, at $1,066,200,000.Though it took three months to hit that first billion at the time.
12. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
via: IMDBIn spite of some initial naysayers, the movie earned its first billion in just thirty-nine days.
By now, it has grossed $1,056,100,000.And at the time, it was the fourth (and last) film of 2016 to join this coveted club.
11. Aladdin (2019)
via: IMDBIn spite of some online mockery, there's no denying this movie's commercial success.
The movie has now grossed $1,050,693,000.And it was a part of Disney's record-breaking five billion-dollar movie year, too!
10. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
via: IMDBOf 4 Pirates of the Caribbean movies, 2 are on our list.
On Stranger Tides has grossed $1,045,700,000.This makes it the second most successful of the 2. But still, nothing to be sniffed at!
9. Despicable Me 3 (2017)
via: IMDBThis surprise hit of the year is the second of the franchise to gross over one billion.
It's since hit $1,033,500,000.For many, this relatively small movie is a shock addition to the list.
8. Jurassic Park (1993)
via: IMDBIt took this movie a while (and a 3D rerelease) to get it over the one billion barrier.
It now stands at $1,029,200,000.The movie also wasn't originally released in China until its 20th-anniversary release.
7. Finding Dory (2016)
via: IMDBThis was one of two animated movies to gross over one billion that year (Zootopia being the other).
It has now grossed $1,028,600,000.This makes the Finding Nemo sequel the fifth highest-grossing animated movie of all time!
6. Star Wars: Episode 1 — The Phantom Menace (1999)
via: IMDBThis was the first of the franchise to hit a billion dollars - though it took thirteen years to get there.
It now stands at $1,027,000,000 gross revenue.Though like many of the earlier movies on the list, it took a rerelease to tip it over the edge.
5. Alice In Wonderland (2010)
via: IMDBBack when this movie crossed over the billion-dollar line, it was the sixth film ever to do so.
Its revenue now stands at $1,025,500,000.But the sequel had quite a disappointing run, coming in at just over a (paltry) two million.
4. Zootopia (2016)
via: IMDBThis is 1 of 4 Disney animated movies to ever cross the billion-dollar mark.
It's now hit $1,023,800,000.It also holds the title of best Disney opening weekend at 75 million dollars - and holds the record for the best ever March opening weekend.
3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
via: IMDBThe first of the Hobbit trilogy is the only one to have crossed over the billion-dollar gross revenue.
It's grossed $1,021,100,000.Compared to The Desolation of Smaug and Battle of the Five Armies, both of which have earned around 96 million. Close, but no cigar.
2. The Dark Knight (2008)
via: IMDBMany believed this Heath Ledger vehicle could have broken world records for the highest-grossing movie of all time.
But that wasn't the case.The movie just scrapes into the list with a gross revenue of $1,004,600,000.
1. Joker (2019)
via: IMDBThe final item on the billion-dollar list just crossed over the threshold.
It stands at $1,000,000,000 but seems set to rise further.Could it take over others on the list and climb even higher?
What makes this even more impressive?
via: ShutterstockIt's the first-ever R-rated movie to make this exclusive list. There's even Oscar buzz surrounding Phoenix's performance.