Venom is no turd as it destroys October box office record

10 October, 2018, 15:45 | Author: Donna Miller
  • 'Venom' sets October record with US$80M; 'Star Is Born' soars

A pair of hugely anticipated films both opened on the same weekend, which turned out to be good news for both.

Tom Hardy starrer Venom opened at 80 million dollars at the U.S. box office, breaking the October opening weekend record by a huge margin.

Internationally, Venom earned $125.2 million, making for a total pull of $205.2 million.

Considering Venom was made on a budget of only $100 million, it's well on its way to be considered a success for Sony, which bodes very well for the planned sequel, which will introduce us to Venom's psychotic spawn, Carnage.

Venom has received negative reviews.

Cooper's "A Star Is Born" remake, also starring Lady Gaga, has been hailed by critics and pegged as an Oscar front-runner.

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At the end of the day, Venom has definitely been an enjoyable and successful start to Sony's Spider-verse of movies.

Venom already had a record-setting Thursday night preview ($10 million), getting ahead of 2011's Paranormal Activity 3 ($8 million).

A Star is Born is in theaters now.

That movie went on to earn £30.7 million overall in the United Kingdom, and though it seems unlikely that Venom will go quite that high, bosses will no doubt be relieved that the negative buzz from critics didn't affect ticket sales.

There are many astonishing things about A Star Is Born - from its chest-thumping live scenes, to Lady Gaga's stellar performance, and its impressively catchy set of original songs. It has a 90% rating at Rotten Tomatoes.

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