'Venom' Opens With Record October Numbers at Box Office

Venom movie box office updates

Venom movie box office updates

"Venom", a Marvel movie about a symbiotic alien who bonds with a journalist, collected $80 million in weekend sales to open at No. 1 in US and Canadian theaters, ComScore Inc. estimated in an email Sunday.

Sony's superhero film "Venom" dominated North American box office with an estimated 80.03 million USA dollars in its opening weekend, marking the biggest October opening ever. It teamed up with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige on a successful reboot of "Spider-Man" and is planning other spinoff-like films based on characters including Silver & Black. In Venom, journalist Brock gains superpowers after being bound to an alien symbiote whose species plans to invade Earth. That also exceeded expectations that had the film bringing in around $30 million.

"Venom", which cost a reported around 100 million dollars to make, received a "B+" rating from moviegoers on CinemaScore, but it received a generally negative reviews from critics with a mere 32 percent certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

In second place was another new release, musical romance "A Star Is Born", which took in $41.25 million.

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The fourth iteration of A Star Is Born, directed by its lead actor Bradley Cooper, arrived in theatres amid a wave of positive buzz and an awards campaign that has gained traction since its debut at the Venice Film Festival on Sept 5.

"A Star is Born" is focused on Jackson, a country rockstar who helps a young singer named Ally (Lady Gaga) find fame while dealing with his own demons, which are sending his career into a downward spiral.

Warner Bros.' animated film "Smallfoot" came in third with an estimated 14.9 million dollars in its second weekend, pushing its North American total to 42.76 million dollars. Amblin-Universal's "The House With a Clock In its Walls" finished fifth with $7.3 million in its third weekend for a domestic total of $55.1 million and $87.4 million worldwide.

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