Joaquin Phoenix surprises the public in the screening of 'Joker'

Actor Joaquin Phoenix surprised the audience in the projection of his last, 'Jester' on his first weekend in Los Angeles. The actor, whose performance as the DC supervillain headline is getting great comments from the Oscars, stopped at several screenings of the film at Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Los Angeles, an American Hollywood magazine reported.

Dressed in a dark gray hoodie, Phoenix appeared in the theater after the movie directed by Todd Phillips was screened to meet fans in each movie theater, answer questions and ask some selfies.

I hope you liked it. Don't tell me if they didn't, but I feel they did. I do not want to know. Thank you, you can hear Phoenix telling audience members that they are more than surprised to see it in a video making rounds on social media.

Rated R for its strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images, the film is a study of characters from Arthur Fleck , a mentally unstable loner whose health begins to decrease after Gotham slashes funding for social services, forcing him to abandon his therapy sessions, making his medications inaccessible and turn into The Joker. Security concerns over the movie's theme, some of the cinema halls are not screening 'Jester' , along with authorities stepping up police patrols around theatres.

Despite criticism, the film earned an estimated record of USD 93.5 million in its first weekend in American theaters.