As expected, Sony’s Venom was again the weekend winner at the US and Canadian box office. The movie pulled in around $35.7 million in the US and Canada this weekend, which represents a modest and expected second-week decline of 56 percent from its record-breaking opening the week prior. It’s now made $142.8 million domesitcally after only 10 days.
Venom made $69.7 million at the international box office this weekend, and now the movie has made $378.1 million worldwide. All of these figures come from Entertainment Weekly.
The movie had a reported budget of $100 million, so it appears Venom is already a commercial access. This makes the already expected sequel even more likely. For more, you can read GameSpot’s end-credits scene breakdown here to learn more about where Venom 2 might go.
Venom received a very poor reception from critics. The film has a 31% on Rotten Tomatoes and 35 on GameSpot sister site Metacritic–but audiences enjoyed it more. The film’s B+ CinemaScore rating suggested that word-of-mouth would help its second-weekend box office continue on a nice pace, and with a drop off of only 56 percent, that’s exactly what happened.
Venom outpaced the Bradley Cooper/Lady Gaga musical A Star Is Born for a second weekend in a row, while it also beat out newcomers First Man starring Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong and the Jack Black family comedy Goosebumps 2.
October 12-14 US/Canada Box Office:
- Venom — $35.7 million
- A Star Is Born — $28 million
- First Man — $16.5 million
- Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween — $16.2 million
- Smallfoot — $9.3 million
- Night School — $8 million
- Bad Times at the El Royale — $7.2 million
- The House With a Clock in Its Walls — $4 million
- The Hate U Give — $1.8 million
- A Simple Favor — $1.4 million