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Wkd B.O. 10•05-07•18 - A box office star is born as audiences go gaga over Venom

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32% Venom (2018)
91% A Star is Born (2018)
72% Smallfoot
28% Night School (2018)
67% The House With A Clock In Its Walls
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‘Venom’ Launches to $80 Million, ‘A Star Is Born’ Draws $42.6 Million

The unlikely dynamic duo of “Venom” and “A Star Is Born” have livened up the fall moviegoing season with the best October weekend of all time in North America.

Tom Hardy’s superhero tale “Venom” grabbed $80 million at 4,250 sites for Sony and Marvel while the Lady Gaga-starring remake of “A Star Is Born” earned an estimated $42.6 million at 3,686 locations for Warner Bros. — well above pre-weekend forecasts. “Venom” smashed the record for an October opening, topping the $55.8 million launch of “Gravity” by 43%.

“Venom” also dominated at the international box office with $125.2 million, setting an international record for an October opening. South Korea led the way with $16.3 million.

“Venom” and the critically acclaimed “A Star Is Born” were both able to draw effectively from beyond their core audiences. The strong domestic openings pushed the weekend’s total business to about $174 million, or 15% above the prior mark of $151.5 million set in 2015 when Matt Damon’s “The Martian” opened, according to comScore.

Sony is hoping “Venom” will launch a shared universe similar to Disney’s lucrative superhero franchise. “Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer helmed the film, which carries a $100 million budget. Hardy portrays Eddie Brock, a journalist bound to the alien entity known as Venom.

Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst with comScore, credited Sony and Warner Bros. with savvy scheduling. “A box office star is born as October sings a glorious tune the likes of which the industry has never heard before for the oft overlooked month, as a perfect harmony of superhero blockbuster and Oscar bound musical create one of the most perfectly orchestrated movie weekends at the multiplex in recent memory,” he added.

Warner Bros.’ second weekend of animated entry “Smallfoot” finished third with $14.4 million at 4,151 venues, followed by Universal’s second session of Kevin Hart-Tiffany Haddish comedy “Night School” with $12.3 million at 3,019 locations.

More to come…


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Kadayi

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Be interesting to see how Venom fares over the week given the bad reviews, though as with any of these things it's really a case of fan reaction versus reviewers.
 

tkscz

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venom did better than I thought. Just now hearing about a star is born. Isnt that a remake
 

Xiaoki

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venom did better than I thought. Just now hearing about a star is born. Isnt that a remake
It's the third remake.

The first released in 1937, remade in 1954, then remade again in 1976.
 
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Omeggos

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I personally enjoyed venom, and hope we get a sequel (if not just to see carnage)
 

PrCat88

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Hope we get a Venom/Carnage movie. If the contract with Marvel isn't renewed after 'Far From Home' then the movie rights revert back to Sony without MCU connections. Tom Holland has one more movie he's contractually obligated to do after 'Far From Home' which means if Sony were inclined then they could have a movie with Spider-man and Venom (both Toms).
 

LordPezix

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Its soo bad, even the after credits scene. HAHAHA like what in the actual fuck lol
 

mckmas8808

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Hope we get a Venom/Carnage movie. If the contract with Marvel isn't renewed after 'Far From Home' then the movie rights revert back to Sony without MCU connections. Tom Holland has one more movie he's contractually obligated to do after 'Far From Home' which means if Sony were inclined then they could have a movie with Spider-man and Venom (both Toms).

That would be interesting.