‘Venom’ Sequel Shatters $200M Mark At Domestic Box Office

The battle of the symbiotes continues its box office carnage.

VenomLet There Be Carnage this weekend became only the second film in the pandemic era to top the $200-million threshold in the U.S. and Canada, according to a report on Deadline. The only other movie in that rarefied air? Another Marvel product–ShangChi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Estimates have Carnage on pace to earn $3.7 million domestically this weekend–the film’s seventh weekend–pushing its total to more than $202 million by the end of Sunday. Worldwide, the sequel to the 2018 Marvel Comics-themed horror hit is expected to pass $430 million by the close of the weekend.

Carnage enjoyed the best three-day opening of the pandemic, with a $90-million debut early last month. The Sony Pictures film hit the $100-million mark in just five days.

VenomLet There Be Carnage–directed by Andy Serkis from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel–follows Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), the host of the symbiote Venom, as he clashes with another symbiote, Carnage, inhabiting the body of serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson).

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

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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