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

by Thomas Tuna

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.


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