Venom Sets October Box Office Record With $80 Million Opening Weekend


Though Venom's domestic haul is impressive, its $125.2 million earnings overseas during its opening weekend further bolsters its total opening weekend gross to $205.2 million, Variety reports.

Venom also dominated the worldwide box office with $125.2 million, setting an global opening record. And that's without China, where a premiere date is still set to be announced.

Sony's "Venom" and Warner Bros.' "A Star Is Born" did so well they helped bring in the best weekend in October history at the box office, according to comScore. However, it was the exact opposite, setting an October box office record and an audience "fresh" score of 89%.

Venom has hit the ground running at the box office and it seems a new franchise is born at Sony.

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Branding itself as a departure from superhero movies through its focus on anti-hero Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), Venom has also nabbed a solid B+ Cinemascore. All of which suggests the aliens are going to absolutely love the Venom/A Star Is Born cross-over film someone is frantically pitching as we speak.

Though he hasn't seen her headline-making performance just yet, Kinney, 37, knew how hard 32-year-old Gaga worked. The soundtrack for A Star Is Born is now available on all streaming platforms.

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

First Man, another Oscar-bait movie, is also out - with Ryan Gosling reuniting with the La La Land director to portray Neil Armstrong.