Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

'Venom' sets October record with US$80M; 'Star Is Born' soars

'Venom' sets October record with US$80M; 'Star Is Born' soars

Superhero blockbuster "Venom" saved the day at the North American box office this weekend, pulling in an estimated $80 million in ticket sales, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.

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.

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Venom also dominated the global box office with $125.2 million, setting an worldwide opening record. The film holds a 31% score on review site Rotten Tomatoes.

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

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Warner Bros' A Star is Born, the third remake of the classic 1937 film of the same name, also had a fine debut as well, earning 40 million dollars.

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.

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A Star Is Born, whose estimates sat at US$30 million, earned US$42.6 million. In stark contrast to the overall critical reception, the audience score on the review aggregator is almost 90%. It has a 90% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. One of those connections to the pages of Marvel comics is the brief hint of the Sin Eater storyline. this controversial arc hinted at in the film has been som confirmed by the director, Ruben Fleischer, when sitting down with the folks at CinemaBlend.

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