‘Joker’ grossed P256-M in PH, over $800-M worldwide; now highest-grossing R-rated film of all time

The character’s first-ever standalone film is also WB Philippines’ biggest hit of the year

MANILA, October 29, 2019 – Since it’s opening earlier this month, Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and BRON Creative’s “Joker” has been a powerhouse across the globe, passing the milestone $800 million mark, making it the highest grossing R-rated film of all time worldwide at $804.4 million and counting.  The announcement was made Oct. 26 by Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

The film’s impressive opening weekend totals made “Joker” the biggest October opener of all time in the US and worldwide, including the Philippines whose cumulative gross as of Oct. 26 is a whopping Php256 million, and still rising.  “Joker” has also surpassed “Shazam!” as Warner Bros. Philippines’ top-grossing release of 2019.

In the US, the film has grossed $264.1 million in just three weeks and can boast numerous October records, including largest pre-show, and largest Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  It also earned the largest all-time opening for a drama, an R-rated DC film, a Todd Phillips film, a Joaquin Phoenix film, a Robert De Niro film, and a Village Roadshow film.

Internationally, “Joker” has garnered a total of $540.3 million and holds records for the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time (including the Philippines), the highest-grossing Warner Bros. film of all time in 14 markets, including Argentina and Mexico, and the highest-grossing DC film in 30 markets, including Italy, Spain, Russia, Argentina and Mexico.

In making the announcement, Emmerich stated, “Todd Phillips’s bold, creative vision is evident in every frame of ‘Joker,’ matched only by Joaquin Phoenix’s incomparable interpretation of this iconic character.  What they and everyone who worked on this film created has clearly resonated with audiences worldwide.  We congratulate them and our colleagues at DC on reaching this extraordinary benchmark, and I personally want to congratulate the entire Warner Bros. team on the roll-out of this film.”

About “Joker”

Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck seeks connection.  Yet, as he trods the sooted Gotham City streets and rides the graffitied mass transit rails of a hostile town teeming with division and dissatisfaction, Arthur wears two masks.  One, he paints on for his day job as a clown.  The other he can never remove; it’s the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel he’s a part of the world around him, and not the misunderstood man whom life is repeatedly beating down.  Fatherless, Arthur has a fragile mother, arguably his best friend, who nicknamed him Happy, a moniker that’s fostered in Arthur a smile that hides the heartache beneath.  But, when bullied by teens on the streets, taunted by suits on the subway, or simply teased by his fellow clowns at work, this social outlier only becomes even more out of sync with everyone around him.

Directed, co-written and produced by Todd Phillips, “Joker” is the filmmaker’s original vision of the infamous DC villain, an origin story infused with, but distinctly outside, the character’s more traditional mythologies.  Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society.  Longing for any light to shine on him, he tries his hand as a stand-up comic, but finds the joke always seems to be on him.  Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty and, ultimately, betrayal, Arthur makes one bad decision after another that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty, allegorical character study.

Three-time Oscar nominee Phoenix (“The Master,” “Walk the Line,” “Gladiator”) stars in the titular role alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “The Godfather: Part II”).  The film also stars Zazie Beetz (TV’s “Atlanta,” “Deadpool 2”), Frances Conroy (TV’s “American Horror Story,” Hulu’s “Castle Rock”), Brett Cullen (“42,” Netflix’s “Narcos”), Glenn Fleshler (TV’s “Billions,” “Barry”), Bill Camp (“Red Sparrow,” “Molly’s Game”), Shea Whigham (“First Man,” “Kong: Skull Island”), Marc Maron (TV’s “Maron,” “GLOW”), Douglas Hodge (“Red Sparrow,” TV’s “Penny Dreadful”), Josh Pais (upcoming “Motherless Brooklyn,” “Going in Style”) and Leigh Gill (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”).

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, in Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, in Association with BRON Creative, a Joint Effort Production, a Film by Todd Phillips, “Joker.”  It is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.  

Still playing in Philippine cinemas nationwide, “Joker” has been rated R-16 by the MTRCB for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images.

‘Joker’ opens at no.1 in PH, grosses P77.2-M in 4 days

MANILA, October 8, 2019 — Joker is King of the Philippine box-office this weekend with an explosive opening that overpowered the competition, demolished records and satisfied fans.

With unprecedented interest and fan curiosity for one of the most fascinating villains in the history of the superhero genre, Joker posted a four-day opening weekend gross of P77.2-million from 354 screens with 302,506 total admissions.  The film became the third movie from Warner to open at No.1 this year, after the blockbusters Shazam! and IT Chapter Two.

Lead actor Joaquin Phoenix’s bravura performance also garnered universal acclaim that sparked the trending #GiveJoaquinTheOscarNow.  

En route to a wild victory at the box-office, Joker dethroned the Biggest Opening Weekend record for an R-16-rated movie (or higher) from Warner, besting 2014’s 300: Rise of an Empire (P66.9-M).

The film also now holds the record for the Biggest Opening Weekend for a Todd Phillips movie, more than doubling 2013’s The Hangover Part III (P32.4-M).

Joker’s Top Three biggest-grossing cinemas in the country are Trinoma (P2.4-M), Glorietta 4 (P2.39-M) and Powerplant (P2.35-M).

Breaking into the Top Fifteen are SM Megamall (P2.2-M), SM Mall of Asia (P2.08-M), Uptown Mall (P1.64-M), Ayala Center Cebu (P1.61-M), Greenbelt 3 (P1.59-M), Red Carpet-Shang (P1.56-M), SM North EDSA (P1.49-M), U.P. Town Center (P1.426-M), Bonifacio High Street (P1.422-M), Theatremall (P1.34-M), Alabang Town Center (P1.26-M) and Robinsons Magnolia (P1.19-M).

Rounding up the Top Thirty are Gateway Cineplex (P1.14-M), SM Aura (P1.11-M), Eastwood (P1.03-M), Fisher Mall (P956,940), SM Baguio (P952,320), Robinsons Ermita (P922,250), SM Cebu (P910,542), Vista Mall Evia (P910,320), Ayala Manila Bay (P804,432), Abreeza Davao (P802,165), Ayala The 30th (P794,632), Newport (P749,880), Ayala Vertis (P727,075), SM Seaside Cebu (P707,034) and Fairview Terraces (P695,050).

Joker is rated R-16 Without Cuts by the Movie and Television Review & Classification Board (MTRCB) for its violent content and serious themes.  The film earlier won the coveted Golden Lion prize at this year’s edition of the prestigious Venice Film Festival, boosting its stature as prime contender for the upcoming Academy Awards.

Now playing in Philippine cinemas, Joker is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #JokerMovie

About “Joker”

Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck seeks connection.  Yet, as he trods the sooted Gotham City streets and rides the graffitied mass transit rails of a hostile town teeming with division and dissatisfaction, Arthur wears two masks.  One, he paints on for his day job as a clown.  The other he can never remove; it’s the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel he’s a part of the world around him, and not the misunderstood man whom life is repeatedly beating down.  Fatherless, Arthur has a fragile mother, arguably his best friend, who nicknamed him Happy, a moniker that’s fostered in Arthur a smile that hides the heartache beneath.  But, when bullied by teens on the streets, taunted by suits on the subway, or simply teased by his fellow clowns at work, this social outlier only becomes even more out of sync with everyone around him.

Directed, co-written and produced by Todd Phillips, “Joker” is the filmmaker’s original vision of the infamous DC villain, an origin story infused with, but distinctly outside, the character’s more traditional mythologies.  Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society.  Longing for any light to shine on him, he tries his hand as a stand-up comic, but finds the joke always seems to be on him.  Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty and, ultimately, betrayal, Arthur makes one bad decision after another that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty, allegorical character study.

Three-time Oscar nominee Phoenix stars in the titular role alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro.  The film also stars Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, Marc Maron, Douglas Hodge, Josh Pais and Leigh Gill.

Critically acclaimed ‘Joker’ rated R-16 without cuts in PH

Opening in Philippine cinemas this Thursday, October 3, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joker,” one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year, has been rated R-16 Without Cuts by the Movie and Television Review & Classification Board (MTRCB).

In its official review report, the MTRCB writes, “Viewers are advised that the film deals with mature themes…There are scenes depicting graphic violence and gore, the treatment of which is not suitable for children, and use of strong swear words throughout. Only viewers sixteen (16) years of age and above may be admitted.”

“Joker” earlier won the coveted Golden Lion prize at this year’s edition of the prestigious Venice Film Festival, boosting its stature as as prime contender for the upcoming Academy Awards.

Currently has an impressive 77% Fresh Rating at Rotten Tomatoes, “Joker” has likewise been a hit with critics, with a consensus that the film “gives its infamous central character a chillingly plausible origin story that serves as a brilliant showcase for its star — and a dark evolution for comics-inspired cinema.”

“Joker” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company. #JokerMovie

About “Joker”

Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck seeks connection.  Yet, as he trods the sooted Gotham City streets and rides the graffitied mass transit rails of a hostile town teeming with division and dissatisfaction, Arthur wears two masks.  One, he paints on for his day job as a clown.  The other he can never remove; it’s the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel he’s a part of the world around him, and not the misunderstood man whom life is repeatedly beating down.  Fatherless, Arthur has a fragile mother, arguably his best friend, who nicknamed him Happy, a moniker that’s fostered in Arthur a smile that hides the heartache beneath.  But, when bullied by teens on the streets, taunted by suits on the subway, or simply teased by his fellow clowns at work, this social outlier only becomes even more out of sync with everyone around him.

Directed, co-written and produced by Todd Phillips, “Joker” is the filmmaker’s original vision of the infamous DC villain, an origin story infused with, but distinctly outside, the character’s more traditional mythologies.  Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society.  Longing for any light to shine on him, he tries his hand as a stand-up comic, but finds the joke always seems to be on him.  Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty and, ultimately, betrayal, Arthur makes one bad decision after another that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty, allegorical character study.

Three-time Oscar nominee Phoenix stars in the titular role alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro.  The film also stars Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, Marc Maron, Douglas Hodge, Josh Pais and Leigh Gill.

5 things to watch out for at SM Cinema this Halloween

The ber months signify the start of the holidays and SM Cinema is kicking off the festive season with Halloween spooks! As the season for creepy décor and trick-or-treating ushers in, SM Cinema brews up spine-tingling activities for movie lovers. From film festivals, concert movies and installations that take moviegoers into the world of villains, here are some of the frightfully awesome things that SM Cinema moviegoers can look forward to this October!

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Installation – October 8

SM Cinema continues to make efforts to incorporate inclusivity in their reel to real promise. With the arrival Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil, SM Cinema is putting up an interactive exhibit at S’Maison on October 8-Oct 16 and SM Southmall on Oct 17-23. The installation will use Braille to allow all children to enjoy the movie experience, including the visually impaired. Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil will be showing in SM Cinema theatres starting October 16.

Sine Sindak 2 – October 23 to 29

SM Cinema’s Sine Sindak Horror Film Festival is back on its second run with four movie titles—Only Mom, Hex, Look Away and Door Lock–that are sure to scare the bones out of moviegoers! To add more excitement and fun, SM Cinema will also be giving special prizes to moviegoers who will come in their best Halloween costume.

Joker – October 2

This unique and gritty take on the iconic DC Comics villain, was met with glowing reviews and wide critical acclaim following its premier at the Venice Film Festival, setting the bar high for moviegoers and fans of the character. The movie follows Arthur Fleck a.k.a. The Joker, a failed stand-up comedian and a man disregarded by society who turns to a life of instilling chaos in Gotham City. SM Cinema will hold the advance screening of Joker on Sept 30 at IMAX Sm Aura Premier. 

Zombieland 2: Double Tap – October 23

Finally, the star-studded Zombieland 2: Double Tap is on its way to SM Cinema for more zombie-killing action! The Zombieland sequel follows the makeshift family composed Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita and Little Rock are faced with more evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains that come with their little dysfunctional family. The advance screening of Zombieland will be hosted by SM Cinema at Megamall on Oct 21. 

Concert Movies and Local Flicks

For those who would want to kick off the holidays fright-free, SM Cinema has is exclusively offering at select branches one night-only concert films–Shakira on Oct 9 and Metallica with San Francisco Symphony 2 on Nov. 16.

For die-hard fans of Pinoy kilig flicks, SM Cinema is hosting the red carpet premieres of Isa Pa With Feelings starring Maine Mendoza and Carlo Aquino on Oct 15 and Unforgettable starring Sarah Geronimo on Oct 21. Fans can get a glimpse of their favorite stars at the red carpet events which will both be at SM Megamall. Isa Pa with Feelings opens on Oct 16. Unforgettable will be shown beginning Oct. 23. 

Book your tickets through the website, www.smcinema.com or download the SM Cinema mobile app.  You may also follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for updates! Satisfy your cavings at Snack Time, the official food concessionaire of SM Cinema, which offers a wide array of snack like popcorn, hotdogs and burgers to complement your movie watching experience. Follow /SnackTimeOfficial on Facebook for more information.

Madness escalates in final trailer for ‘Joker’

Warner Bros. Pictures has just released the final trailer for “Joker,” starring Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro, and directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips.

Check out the trailer below and watch “Joker” in Philippine cinemas October 3.

Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen.  Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society.  A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him.  Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

Arthur, who devotes himself to caring for his fragile mother, seeks out every father figure he’s never had, from wealthy businessman Thomas Wayne to TV host Murray Franklin.  Caught in a cyclical existence teetering on the precipice of reality and madness, one bad decision brings about a chain reaction of escalating, ultimately deadly, events.

Three-time Oscar nominee Phoenix (“The Master,” “Walk the Line,” “Gladiator”) stars in the titular role alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “The Godfather: Part II”) as Franklin.  The film also stars Zazie Beetz (“Deadpool 2”), Frances Conroy (TV’s “American Horror Story,” Hulu’s “Castle Rock”), Marc Maron (TV’s “Maron,” “GLOW”), Bill Camp (“Red Sparrow,” “Molly’s Game”), Glenn Fleshler (TV’s “Billions,” “Barry”), Shea Whigham (“First Man,” “Kong: Skull Island”), Brett Cullen (“42,” Netflix’s “Narcos”), Douglas Hodge (“Red Sparrow,” TV’s “Penny Dreadful”) and Josh Pais (upcoming “Motherless Brooklyn,” “Going in Style”).

Phillips (“The Hangover” trilogy) directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver (“The Fighter”), based on characters from DC.  The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff.   It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

“Joker” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #JokerMovie

WATCH: ‘Joker’ teaser trailer puts spotlight on Batman’s nemesis

Watch the teaser trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joker,” starring Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro, and directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips.

Check out the trailer below and watch “Joker” in Philippine cinemas October 3.

“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen.  Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.  

The film also stars Zazie Beetz (“Deadpool 2”), Bill Camp (“Red Sparrow”), Frances Conroy (TV’s “American Horror Story,” Hulu’s “Castle Rock”), Brett Cullen (“42,” Netflix’s “Narcos”), Glenn Fleshler (TV’s “Billions,” “Barry”), Douglas Hodge (“Red Sparrow,” TV’s “Penny Dreadful”), Marc Maron (TV’s “Maron,” “GLOW”), Josh Pais (upcoming “Motherless Brooklyn”), and Shea Whigham (“First Man,” “Kong: Skull Island”).

Phillips (“The Hangover” trilogy) directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver (“The Fighter”), based on characters from DC.  The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff.   It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

“Joker” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  #JokerMovie


Production underway on Joaquin Phoenix-starrer ‘Joker’

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joker,” starring Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro, and directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips.

“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

The film also stars Zazie Beetz (“Deadpool 2”), Bill Camp (“Red Sparrow,” “Molly’s Game”), Frances Conroy (TV’s “American Horror Story,” Hulu’s “Castle Rock”), Brett Cullen (“42,” Netflix’s “Narcos”), Glenn Fleshler (TV’s “Billions,” “Barry”), Douglas Hodge (“Red Sparrow,” TV’s “Penny Dreadful”), Marc Maron (TV’s “Maron,” “GLOW”), Josh Pais (upcoming “Motherless Brooklyn,” “Going in Style”), and Shea Whigham (upcoming “First Man,” “Kong: Skull Island”).

Phillips (“The Hangover” trilogy) directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver (“The Fighter”), based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

Behind the scenes, Phillips is joined by director of photography Lawrence Sher (upcoming “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” “The Hangover” trilogy), production designer Mark Friedberg (“Selma,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), editor Jeff Groth (“War Dogs,” “The Hangover Part III”), and Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges (“Phantom Thread,” “The Artist”).

A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, in Association with BRON Creative, a Joint Effort Production, “Joker” is set for release October 4, 2019, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Joaquin Phoenix set to star in Todd Phillips’ Joker origin story

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Joaquin Phoenix will star in an origin story of one of DC’s most notorious Super-Villains, the Joker.

Under the direction of Todd Phillips, the film centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of a man disregarded by society is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

Phillips will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver (“The Fighter”). The film will be produced by Emma Tillinger Koskoff and executive produced by Richard Baratta. The film begins production later this year.

One of today’s most versatile actors, Phoenix has been honored with three Oscar nominations, for his work in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master,” James Mangold’s “Walk the Line,” in which he starred as Johnny Cash, and Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator.” He won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 for Lynne Ramsey’s “You Were Never Really Here,” and has also earned acclaim for his work in numerous films, including Spike Jonze’s “Her.” His most recent film, Gus Van Sant’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” premiered at Sundance this year.

The film will be distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures.

LEGO Joker claims he’s ‘The LEGO Batman’s’ greatest enemy

The laughing lunatic. The Clown Prince of Crime. Batman’s greatest enemy. That’s how The Joker sees himself. With his white skin, green hair and constant grin, this unhinged leader of Gotham’s colorful criminal underworld has made it his life’s goal to cure the city of its all-so-serious gloom. He might break the law, but he really just wants to make people smile…and to rule the city… and to get Batman to finally admit that he is his greatest enemy. Is that too much for a Super-Villain to ask for?

Taking a break from terrorizing Gotham City, The Joker begrudgingly sits down for an interview to promote the upcoming adventure comedy The LEGO Batman Movie from Warner Animation Group.

Question: So, you’re one of Batman’s most hated enemies?

The Joker: I’m sorry? ‘One of’?

Q: Yes. You’re one of the many, many Super-Villains Batman fights in Gotham City. Are we missing something here?

The Joker: Yes! Look, Batman may ‘fight around’ with a bunch of Gotham’s B-through-Z list villains, but what we have is special! I’m not just ‘some bad guy.’ I’m his greatest enemy!

Q: So Batman refers to you as such? He calls you his ‘greatest enemy’?

The Joker: Well, I mean… not out loud. Or to my face. Or whenever I ask him to define our relationship by uttering those specific words directly to me. But he feels it deep down in his heart. And that’s what matters most.

Q: You’ve been trying to take over Gotham City for decades now. Why keep at it for all these years?

The Joker: That’s like asking, ‘Why does a clown make people laugh?’ – which I’m also uniquely qualified to answer since I’m both a clown and a respected humorist. But the truth is, I keep trying to take over Gotham because it’s what I love. And if it happens to get Batman’s attention once in a while and we spend a little more time together and he realizes how important I am in his life, then that’s all just an added plus.

Q: And what about your criminal associates? Do you have special connections with any of them?

The Joker: Harley Quinn is my best girl-buddy. And Riddler comes in handy whenever I’m doing the Sunday crossword. Bane’s pretty good at opening a pickle jar for me.

Q: We’ve heard you can be pretty mean to them sometimes.

The Joker: You mean like when I ditched them all, or called them ‘losers,’ or blamed them for every criminal shortcoming I’ve ever had? It’s called motivational speaking. They love that!

Q: Let’s go out on a positive note. Can you tell us a joke?

The Joker: Sure. What’s the difference between a piano and a fish? You can tune a piano but you can’t tuna fish! … What’s wrong? You’re not laughing…

Q: Sorry, we were supposed to? Is that the end of the joke?

The Joker: This interview is over!

Now showing across Philippine cinemas, The LEGO Batman Movie is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.