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Villain 'Venom' is box office hero in North American theaters

09 October 2018, 11:08 | Myron Mathis

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

Venom Obliterates October Opening Weekend Box Office Record with $80M

The Tom Hardy-fronted movie, based on a popular Marvel Comics favourite, had received cold reviews from critics, winning only a 31% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

According to estimates Sunday, the two very different films fueled an unusually robust October weekend at the North American box office.

But it seems to have resonated much more with moviegoers: it has a B+ score from viewers on CinemaScore, and in the U.S. it easily shattered Gravity's record to earn the best October opening of all time.

Check back next week for more updates on Venom's box office performance!

It was a tough marketplace this weekend, but Johnny English Strikes Again managed to beat A Star Is Born.


Venom has already received an "88% liked it" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, getting ahead of "A Star Is Born" which has earned 84% rating on the website.

Deadline reports that Ruben Fleischer's film made $32.3 million on Friday and is heading towards a $77-$80 million weekend.

Actor Bradley Cooper says his biggest challenge was to keep going on through the long process of filming his first directorial venture A Star Is Born.

"A Star is Born" carries a 91% on the tomatometer and has all the film nerds making Oscar predictions way too early.

It's also a great kickoff to the year-end movie season at the box office, which includes other potential blockbusters such as "Aquaman" and "Mary Poppins Returns" still on the schedule for the rest of 2018.



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