Sony Picture’s Venom starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock was able to stay at the top spot at the box office in it’s second week. This is despite some competition from A Star Is Born as well as some new releases including First Man, Bad Times at the El Royale and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween.
According to Box Office Mojo, Venom is estimated to bring in $35.7 million in it’s second weekend. Which if you compare it to it’s opening weekend of $80.2 million, it’s only a 55.5% drop. But Venom’s first two weeks have pushed Sony Pictures over the $1 billion gross mark for 2018. This marks the studios most successful year since 2014.
Despite bad reviews from critics and also apparently not having any connection to any of the Spider-Man films we have seen, Venom has become one of this year’s surprise successes. It was filmed with what can be considered a relatively small budget of $100 million, meaning that the film will have a good amount of profit. With numbers like that the studio may be tempted to continue to make films like this away from the Marvel Cinematic Movie. Warner Bros. Pictures is also doing something similar with their solo film Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix.
In case you have not watched the film here is the synopsis for Venom.
Venom follows Eddie Brock as he attempts to revive his journalism career by investigating the Life Foundation only to come into with an alien symbiote that bonds with him, granting him powers and transforming him into the titular anti-hero.
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Source: Box Office Mojo