Despite controversy over the violence in the film, clown broke its domestic box office record in October this weekend. The film's domestic box office revenue is close to 93.5 million dollars, breaking the previous record holder. With $93.5 million at the box office, it beat poison last year, which generated $80.3 million. Clowns make 234 million dollars around the world. The FBI and homeland security department have issued warnings because of descriptions of violence and concerns about duplicating cats. Warner Bros., the film's publisher, responded to the controversy in a statement. "
" Warner Bros. believes that one of the functions of storytelling is to generate difficult conversations around complex issues. "The film, the filmmaker or the studio is not trying to portray the character as a hero," Warner brothers said, adding that media analysts believed the controversy helped promote the film as a "must see event.". The film received mixed reviews from critics. At present, 69% of its food is rotten tomatoes. On rating sites, however, viewers rated it even higher, at 90%. Did you dare to see that much anticipated film?