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‘Joker’ Continues Its Pursuit for $1 Billion, ‘Dolemite’ Leads the Weekend, and ‘The Current War’ FINALLY Makes It to Theaters

Joker remains a box office sensation by reclaiming the top spot at the box office, wrestling it away from Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which continues to be a movie that exists. The Todd Phillips’ movie is getting closer to $900 million worldwide, but can it get to the $1 billion mark? Not if China has anything to say about it!

But among the new releases of the week, it was Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name that won the weekend, proclaiming Eddie Murphy as back in our lives in a big way. We discuss the film as well as Murphy’s chances at an Oscar nom.

Elsewhere, Brennan and I run down a ton of indie releases which include the nutty story that is The Current War, A24’s The Lighthouse, Jojo Rabbit, the IMAX release of Jesus is King, and so much more on this week’s episode of The MovieBabble Podcast!

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Listen to the last few episodes of The MovieBabble Podcast:

Episode 41: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Zombieland: Double Tap are Headliners in a Crowded Weekend

Episode 40: Joker Continues to Soar, The Addams Family Scares Up a Profit, and Gemini Man Flounders Against its Massive Budget

Episode 39: Joker Ignites Debate (and Box Office Success) as Martin Scorsese Upsets an Entire Fandom

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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

 

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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Nick Kush

A current young professional in the greater D.C. area, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016 and hasn't look back since! Nick is also a member of the Internet Film Critics Society and the Washington DC Film Critics Association. You can follow Nick on Twitter @nkush42

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