Being subsumed by a sentient caramel has some downsides (strained relationship with ex-wife Michelle Williams, having Riz Ahmed as our enemy, harder to brush teeth), but one fun perk of humanity being overtaken by alien parasites is Venom achieving the biggest October opening of all time.
Internationally, Venom earned $125.2 million, making for a total pull of $205.2 million. The film opens in Japan on November 2, however no Chinese release date has been announced.
"Venom" pulled off its big box office success despite some bad reviews. At the global box office, the film has collected 56 million dollars.
"Venom" and the critically acclaimed "A Star Is Born" were both able to draw effectively from beyond their core audiences.
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That movie went on to earn £30.7 million overall in the United Kingdom, and though it seems unlikely that Venom will go quite that high, bosses will no doubt be relieved that the negative buzz from critics didn't affect ticket sales. Always a good sign.
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.
Animated movie Smallfoot finished third with US$14.4 million, followed by comedy Night School, with US$12.3 million.
As for next week, Ryan Gosling stars in the new feature film "Oscar Bait".
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