Venom Stays Strong, El Royale, Goosebumps 2 Fumble | By The Numbers

This weekend saw the wide release of First Man, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, and a medium release of Bad Times at the El Royale.

Venom continued to kick ass in its second weekend, taking in around $35.7M, only dropping 55.5% in its second weekend. Admittedly, this drop is usually par for the course, but it’s special in this instance because of how poorly received it was by critics. It’s clear that, no matter what critics thought, audiences seemed to like this film enough to recommend it to friends for this second weekend. The film is currently at $378 million worldwide, and will undoubtedly be passing the $400 million mark very soon. Without a doubt, this is a huge success for Sony, and I’m curious what they will be doing in the wake of this success.

In second place, a Star is Born continues its strong performance with $28.0M, dropping only 34.7% from its first weekend. It’s near cracking $100 million domestically, and with its worldwide cume ticking up to $135.4M, it marks a great mainstream success for Warner Bros.’ Oscar contender.

In third place, we have Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween taking in $16.2M in its opening weekend. The opening isn’t bad, but it definitely falls short of the $23.6M the first film enjoyed. Perhaps this is an indication that Jack Black’s fame is actually worth something to this franchise. While it seems possible this $35M-budgeted movie will make an eventual profit, I’d be surprised if they went on to a third film without making some big changes.

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One other noteworthy disappointment is Bad Times at the El Royale, Drew Goddard’s next opus. This Tarantinoesque (which is now officially a word, by the way) mystery thriller flopped into theaters with $7.2M in box office revenue. Given how strong our own Nick Doll thought the film was, this is quite the disappointment for the film, which set back Fox $32M to make.

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, October 14, are below.

Venom – Sony – $35.7M
Star Is Born, A – Warner Bros. – $28.0M
First Man – Universal – $16.5M
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – Sony – $16.2M
Smallfoot – Warner Bros. – $9.3M
Night School – Universal – $8.0M
Bad Times At The El Royale – 20th Century Fox – $7.2M
House With A Clock In Its Walls – Universal – $4.0M
Hate U Give, The – 20th Century Fox – $1.8M
Simple Favor, A – Lionsgate – $1.4M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, October 14, are below.

Venom – Sony – $105.4M
Star Is Born, A – Warner Bros. – $48.2M
First Man – Universal – $25.1M
Smallfoot – Warner Bros. – $23.8M
Project Gutenberg – Multiple – $22.3M
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – Sony – $19.9M
Johnny English Strikes Again – Universal – $11.5M
Bad Times At The El Royale – 20th Century Fox – $11.2M
Night School – Universal – $10.2M
House With A Clock In Its Walls, The – Multiple – $9.6M

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SOURCE: Box Office Mojo, comScore

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