Despite a 31% Rotten Tomato rating, audiences are ignoring critics and flocking to see anti-superhero Venom. The Tom Hardy launch of Sony’s Spider-verse, dropped a respectable 55% in the film’s second frame.
The second weekend is always a test for a film’s staying power. After raking in $80.2m in its first weekend, many expected the film to drop a hefty 60%+, but fans seem to really enjoy it. I, for one, did see it and I can say it’s a fairly fun film. Not great, but nowhere near Transformers bad.
comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Sony’s Venom strikes again with the second consecutive weekend atop the global box office chart adding another $105.4 million for a massive worldwide total to date of $378.1.”
For those worried about the actioneer getting a sequel, you rest assured there will probably be one as Venom is now projected to earn more than Justice League and Ant-Man and The Wasp.
Coming in second for a second weekend in a row was Warner Bros’ A Star is Born. Dropping only 35% in its sophomore frame for an estimated $28 million, the Bradley Cooper/Lady Gaga film is approaching $100m after just ten days.
Dergarabedian had this to say about A Star is Born’s international gross, “Warner Bros.’ musical hit A Star Is Born hit the high notes with $48.2 million in its second weekend for a worldwide cume of $135.36 million.”
In third, came Universal’s First Man, which managed delivered a $16.5 million,
falling short of predictions. The film played to an audience that was 56% male, of which 52% were 35 years of age or older.
The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates are below:
1. Venom – Sony – $35.7M
2. Star Is Born, A – Warner Bros. – $28.0M
3. First Man – Universal – $16.5M
4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – Sony – $16.2M
5. Smallfoot – Warner Bros. – $9.3M
6. Night School – Universal – $8.0M
7. Bad Times At The El Royale – 20th Century Fox – $7.2M
8. House With A Clock In Its Walls, The – Universal – $4.0M
9. Hate U Give, The – 20th Century Fox – $1.8M
10. Simple Favor, A – Lionsgate – $1.4M
11. Nun, The – Warner Bros. – $1.4M
12. Crazy Rich Asians – Warner Bros. – $1.1M
The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates are below:
1. Venom – Sony – $105.4M
2. Star Is Born, A – Warner Bros. – $48.2M
3. First Man – Universal – $25.1M
4. Smallfoot – Warner Bros. – $23.8M
5. Project Gutenberg – Multiple – $22.3M
6. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – Sony – $19.9M
7. Johnny English Strikes Again – Universal – $11.5M
8. Bad Times At The El Royale – 20th Century Fox – $11.2M
9. Night School – Universal – $10.2M
10. House With A Clock In Its Walls, The – Multiple – $9.6M
11. Shadow – Multiple – $8.2M
12. Lost, Found – Multiple – $8.1M
Full details regarding the global domestic and international box office results are below: