Instagrammers and joker movie fans are flocking to the staircase, placed at 167th Street in the Bronx of New York City, to visit the area where Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck was enjoying becoming The Clown Prince of Crime.
The Bronx is already home to famous visitor destinations like The Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Gardens, and the Yankee Stadium. This staircase has made it to the list of people to visit in the area.
Joining the Shakespearean and Anderson Avenues at West 167th Street, these stairs were not particularly famous. But conditions have changed. Judging from online pictures and videos, people are constantly hanging out there, with some even clothed up as the villain.
The Jokerstairs already has nearly 900 tagged pictures on Instagram. However, local citizens are not joyful.
“We hope it ends soon because we don’t need this,”
Jonathan Francis, a 29-year-old guy who has been lived in the district his entire life, said Gothamist. “We feel disrespected.”
Another student who’s one of the visitors of the site stated he enjoyed the film.
“I made me try and see the world from another point of view, taking into account the pathologies and psychosis one can suffer from,” he told Bored Panda. “Due to DC failing its latest movies, I felt the obligation to support the production of this film.”
People said the staircase did not feel the same in person as it did in the film.
“The cinematic magic was achieved by four people, the director of photography, the composer, the director, and, of course, Joaquin Phoenix himself.”
Joker climbed to $737 million global this weekend after another successful week at the box office and is expected to cross $810+ million in worldwide receipts. Specialists believe that Joker won’t stop until it tops $900 million, growing the highest R-rated movie in history.
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