‘Venom’ Sets a New October Record at the Weekend Box Office

Despite primarily negative reviews and the lack of other spider-characters to rely on, Sony’s Venom set box office records this weekend, earning over $80 million in receipts.  Venom now holds the record for the highest grossing 3-day opening in October, defeating the previous record holder (Gravity) by almost $25 million dollars.

This total is even more impressive considering that Venom’s current aggregate score on Rotten Tomatoes is only 32%.  The film has performed better with fans however, who gave the nasty symbiote a B+ on Cinema Score and a 89% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.  Venom should see a steep decline next weekend, but with few superhero-related properties on the horizon, the film will certainly improve on its already healthy take at the box office.

The Nun also continues to scare up business at the box office, and performed better than Hellfest and The Predator which were released more recently than The Conjuring tie-in.  The Nun earned $2.6 million this weekend, bringing its domestic total up to $113 million and its international total to a whopping $346 million.  Regardless of the quality of any of The Conjuring-verse films, they continue to be box office bonanzas, meaning that there is probably no end in sight for films originating from the files of Ed and Lorraine Warren.

Hellfest (just under $9 million so far) and The Predator (with a paltry $50 million in domestic sales) are both on their last legs at the box office, and they should be disappearing from your local theaters very soon, with Goosebumps 2 and Halloween entering the marketplace over the next two weeks.

Stay tuned to Horror News Network for further updates next week and be sure to check out our handy Fall Movie Guide to keep informed on all the new releases this Halloween season!

Nick Banks
Nick Banks
Nick joined the website in 2015. His lifelong love of comics and horror began with Universal Monsters and the Incredible Hulk. He has fond memories of going to Waldbaum’s supermarket with his mother and being rewarded with a 3-pack of sealed comics. It’s been all downhill from there… Since those early days, his life has been immersed in four color action and scares on the silver screen.

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