‘Venom’ Rules the Box Office, but ‘A Star Is Born’ Does Not Disappoint

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‘Venom’ Rules the Box Office, but ‘A Star Is Born’ Does Not Disappoint
Venom” and “A Star Is Born” both opened over $40 million, and that’s a first for any October weekend. Only 20 films have opened to that much in October, nine of which were horror films.

Now “Venom” has the top October opening ever at $80 million. (Prior record holder was “Scary Movie 3” in 2003 at $73 million adjusted.) That means February, April, and October 2018 each set new records with Marvel movies. The total weekend gross will come in a little under $175 million, the strongest in at least a decade.

Sony has been the home of “Spider-Man” among Marvel releases, along with “Ghost Rider.” A reasonable comparison is Disney’s “Doctor Strange” in early November 2016 (a normally better date), which opened around $90 million. Of course, $80 million is great any time, particularly outside of summer.

What makes “Venom” more impressive is, unlike many Marvel films, it was poorly reviewed with a truly bad Metacritic score
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