Venom is no turd as it destroys October box office record

Brenda Watkins
October 9, 2018

Venom's opening weekend surpasses the recent Ant-Man & The Wasp's $161m, but behind Sony's last Marvel superhero effort - the Marvel Studios-produced Spider-Man: Homecoming, which raked in $257m in its global opening weekend. A lot of ink has been spilled about the power a rotten "Rotten Tomatoes" score has and how damaging it can be to a film's bottom line.

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

Venom also smashed the record Gravity previously held for the highest-ever October opening, with the 2013 film earning US$55.8 million.

Coming in at No. 2 this weekend is the music-heavy drama "A Star Is Born".

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"Chicago Fire" star Taylor Kinney gushed about the "Shallow" singer and her work in the Oscar-buzzy remake of "A Star Is Born".

For comparison there, Johnny English's first film opened with just £3.4 million back in 2003, while Johnny English Reborn in 2011 arrived to the tune of £5 million - so this latest instalment has arrived in between the two. "The idea of repressed emotion is something that's moving to me all the time, throughout my life - seeing my uncle cry when my grandfather passed away really floored me, because he was somebody who I'd never see do something like that".

Elsewhere, former number one The House With A Clock In Its Walls dipped to No4 in its third week on the market; earning another £902,203 to rack up a cumulative total of £6.8 million.

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