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Venom opens to $205.2 million at the global box office

10 October 2018
Venom opens to $205.2 million at the global box office

According to ScreenDaily, the movie has opened with £8 million - of which £5.6 million was the Friday-Sunday weekend period, and the rest was previews on Wednesday and Thursday. This effectively topples the previous October opening weekend record set by Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity when it earned $55.8 million in 2013.

"Venom" also dominated at the global box office with $125.2 million, setting an worldwide record for an October opening. Scoring a dismal 32% on Rotten Tomatoes, many believed the film would be a huge bomb.

Venom has hit the ground running at the box office and it seems a new franchise is born at Sony. However, it was the exact opposite, setting an October box office record and an audience "fresh" score of 89%.

The consensus reads, "Venom's first standalone movie turns out to be like the comics character in all the wrong ways - chaotic, noisy, and in desperate need of a stronger attachment to Spider-Man".

A Star Is Born, whose estimates sat at US$30 million, earned US$42.6 million.

Speaking on her co-star and director Bradley Cooper, Gaga explained that he gave her the confidence boost she needed in a world full of haters.

Unlike Venom, A Star is Born has a favourable critical reception.

"A Star is Born" carries a 91% on the tomatometer and has all the film nerds making Oscar predictions way too early.

Falling to third place this weekend is "Smallfoot" bringing in an estimated $14.9 million in its sophomore weekend.