How Venom Just Broke Box Office Records

Share

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. The $80m haul was enough to smash the previous domestic record set by Gravity by more than $25m.

But despite the film's opening weekend success, Rotten Tomatoes has the movie ranked at a low 32 percent with an average rating of 4.5 out of 10.

Despite being panned by critics, the movie comfortably broke the October opening weekend record by more than $20 million, according to Box Office Mojo figures.

But "Venom" carries a bad 32% on the tomatometer and scored a recording breaking box office debut anyway. "A box office star is born as October sings a glorious tune the likes of which the industry has never heard before for the oft overlooked month, as a flawless harmony of superhero blockbuster and Oscar bound musical create one of the most perfectly orchestrated movie weekends at the multiplex in recent memory", he added.

PSN Name Change Feature Beta Coming, Will Launch For Everyone In 2019
That's it! There's going to be a preview program for registered PlayStation testers during which all name changing will be free. To fix any problems that arise, Sony will allow users to change back and forth between their original and new ID at any time.

Twitter reacts to Tua Tagovailoa putting up video game numbers against Arkansas
Arkansas first-year coach Chad Morris, who recruited and coached Deshaun Watson at Clemson , had high praise for Tagovailoa.

Nikki Haley Resigns As United Nations Ambassador
During her tenure, the U.S. pulled out of the UN's cultural agency and the Human Rights Council, citing their bias against Israel. The current national security advisor had the title of US ambassador to the United Nations once before.

A pair of hugely anticipated films both opened on the same weekend, which turned out to be good news for both.

A Star Is Born, the musical drama starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, also did very well over its opening weekend, bringing in $42.6 million domestically, and $14 million overseas for a total of $56.6 million.

"A Star is Born" carries a 91% on the tomatometer and has all the film nerds making Oscar predictions way too early.

Share