‘Venom’ Sequel Passes $400M Threshold On Global Stage

Venom, thy name is carnage.

Sony Pictures’ VenomLet There Be Carnage–the sequel to 2018’s Marvel Comics-themed horror hit–continues to wreak havoc with box offices domestically and overseas, according to a report on Deadline.

The film this week shattered the $400-million mark, by taking in $191.6 million on the domestic scene and another $212.5 million internationally. The sequel debuted domestically Oct. 1 with a $90-million opening weekend–the second-best ever for that month–and hasn’t looked back.

Carnage is just the fifth Hollywood film to break the $400-million barrier since the start of the pandemic–and it still has a few major markets on its schedule. Australia is just ahead, on Nov. 25, and then Japan, on Dec. 3. There has been no official release set for China, but the original Venom earned a whopping $269 million in that arena.

VenomLet There Be Carnage–directed by Andy Serkis from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel–follows journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) as he tries to adjust to life as the host of the symbiote Venom. Part of that adjustment is to tangle with another symbiote, Carnage, when it embodies serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson).

The Marvel Comics Venom character was introduced as a living alien costume in 1984 in The Amazing SpiderMan No252, with Carnage making his debut in issue No. 361 of that same comic in 1992.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on VenomLet There Be Carnage.


Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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