Even after becoming a figure of controversy, “Joker” is laughing its way to achieve a massive record at the box office.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix as the clown prince of Gotham, is all set to become the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time at the global box office.

“Deadpool,” the 2016 superhero movie starring Ryan Reynolds, is currently the top-grossing R-rated film of all time with $783 million.

The movie that tells the story of Arthur Fleck and his journey to becoming the menacing supervillain is now the fourth-highest grossing DC film of all time. “Joker” has accumulated $737.5 million worldwide after three weeks of its release.

The film earned $29.2 million in the U.S. this weekend and brought its North American total to a staggering $247.2 million. Meanwhile, the film distributed by Warner Bros. continued its domination in the international markets as it pocketed another $77.9 million for a running tally of $490.3 million.

It has also become the fourth best international movie of all time for DC. The film is only behind 2018’s “Aquaman” ($811.8 million), 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises” ($636.3 million), and 2016’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” ($537 million).

“Joker” has the highest-grossing opening weekend for a film releasing in October in the U.S., earning a whopping $93.5 million. The movie broke the record of “Venom,” which made $80.2 million and centered around an antagonist in the Spiderman series.

The film currently holds a score of 68 percent on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.

Meanwhile, it is being reported that “Suicide Squad” star Jared Leto tried to get Phoenix’s “Joker” pulled. Leto reportedly complained to his agents and asked his music manager Irving Azoff to reach out to one of Warner Bros.’ parent companies.

Citing a source, the publication claimed that the 47-year-old actor felt blindsided when the production house greenlit a standalone Joker story. The Oscar-winning actor has denied all the allegations that he wanted to “kill” the movie, while Azoff has not come out with an explanation on the matter.

Azoff and Leto have since parted ways.

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Joaquin Phoenix stars as Arthur Fleck in Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, and BRON Creative’s "Joker." Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros.