‘Venom’ Devours $80M; ‘A Star Is Born’ Shines Bright with $42M

Venom Audience Score Proves Critics Are Completely Out of Touch! John F. Trent

Deadline reports that Ruben Fleischer's film made $32.3 million on Friday and is heading towards a $77-$80 million weekend.

However, on Metacritic, Venom has a 5.8 user score, way below than the 9.2 user score for Lady Gaga's 'A Star Is Born'.

Branding itself as a departure from superhero movies through its focus on anti-hero Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), Venom has also nabbed a solid B+ Cinemascore.

Sony's comic book creature feature starring Tom Hardy nabbed the No. 1 spot with an estimated $80 million haul at the domestic box office.

Internationally, Venom earned $125.2 million, making for a total pull of $205.2 million. What's also impressive is the turnout for the movie despite another much-talked-about title also opening this weekend, "A Star Is Born".

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While "A Star Is Born" didn't break any box office records on its own, it did help make the last three days the best weekend in October history at the box office.

It seems audiences are ignoring the 28% Rotten Tomatoes score "Venom" is now sporting (the audience score is 89%).

With industry projections having "Venom" opening somewhere between $57 million - $65 million and "A Star Is Born" coming in around $30 million (or higher), it's looking like this could be a record-breaker for overall revenue for an October weekend.

Falling to third place this weekend is "Smallfoot" bringing in an estimated $14.9 million in its sophomore weekend.

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