With $ 90 million in the weekend, the new Marvel film pulled in a worthy pre-pandemic score.
He can lick his lips! After having gleaned some 850 million dollars in 2018 with the first opus, Venom 2 is on course to make an equivalent box. The film directed by Andy Serkis, which will be released on October 20 in France, exceeded all expectations and shattered all projections, even the most optimistic: Let There Be Carnage raised $ 90.1 million in its opening weekend (Friday through Sunday). An exceptional launch, which allows Venom 2 to win the title of best start of the year and even since the health crisis!
Cletus Kasady transforms into Carnage in this preview clip of Venom 2
Even Sony president Tom Rothman went there with his happy comment: “We are delighted that our patience (the exit has been postponed several times) and our desire to keep a cinema exclusivity (no simultaneous release on a streaming platform, unlike competitors) were rewarded with record results “. And to allow himself a little joke concerning the announced death of films in theaters: “CAs Mark Twain might have said, rumors about the death of cinema are highly exaggerated … “
With this historic score, stronger than Black widow and its $ 80.8 million last July, Venom 2 even nears the all-time high for an October launch weekend, held by the mega hit Joker ($ 96.2 million in 2019).
Behind, The Addams Family 2 save the furniture. The animated film carried by the voices of Oscar Issac and Charlize Theron takes second place in this US Box Office, with $ 18 million for its opening weekend (knowing that it is available simultaneously on VOD in the USA).
Yes Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings remains on the third step of the podium, raising $ 6 million more (for a total of $ 206 million in North America and $ 370 million globally), we especially note the low score of Many Saints Of Newark. The film derived from Soprano, which traces Tony’s youthful years, settles for $ 5 million in theaters (but it’s also available on HBO Max …).