"Venom" Defies Bad Reviews And Breaks October Box Office Record Anyway

Calvin Saunders
October 10, 2018

Venom also smashed the record Gravity previously held for the highest-ever October opening, with the 2013 film earning US$55.8 million. Internationally Venom raked in over $125 million making Venom's total box office gain $205,230,000 after only 3 days! And that's without China, where a premiere date is still set to be announced.

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.

But "Venom" carries a awful 32% on the tomatometer and scored a recording breaking box office debut anyway.

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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.

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Venom has shattered a North American box office record in October with an $80 million opening weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Third place went to Warner Bros.'s "Smallfoot", with earnings of $14.9 million in its second weekend.

As for next week, Ryan Gosling stars in the new feature film "Oscar Bait".

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