Published: Tue, October 16, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Venom Will Take Second Weekend at Box Office

Venom Will Take Second Weekend at Box Office

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Made on a budget of only $100 million, Venom could finish its theatrical run almost tripling that value domestically - making the likelihood of a sequel being secured very likely.

United Kingdom figures are yet to be released for last weekend, but it seems likely Venom will hold the No 1 spot since it's remained so globally, taking its worldwide total to $235.3 million.

"Venom", which declined 56 percent, is the first repeat victor at the box office since "Crazy Rich Asians" won three straight weekends in August.

Cast member Tom Hardy attends the premiere for the movie "Venom" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 1, 2018.

The films, both backed by considerable commercial push, managed to edge out the critically-acclaimed First Man which finds star Ryan Gosling reuniting with La La Land filmmaker Damien Chazelle for a biographical drama surrounding Neil Armstrong's landing on the moon.

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Venom stars Tom Hardy as a journalist who becomes the superpowerful host for an alien symbiote.

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"As we've seen in this release corridor, quality films like "First Man" - Certified Fresh at 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes - have strong playability and will have tremendous legs at the box office", he said. Chazelle won the Best Director Academy Award previous year for "La La Land".

Venom and First Man are out now.

Family friendly Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween was close behind with $16.2 million giving the comedy chiller fourth place. Universal's third weekend of "Night School" followed in sixth with $8 million at 2,870 sites giving the Kevin Hart-Tiffany Haddish comedy almost $60 million. And, finally, in fifth place is newcomer Bad Times at the El Royale, which looks to be settling for a $7.9 million opening.

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