Venom Box Office:
Okay, so Sony has successfully launched a franchise building movie in their crusade to regroup and compete with the other big blokes in Hollywood. Venom became another of those Superhero movies that was thrashed by the critics but then seems to go on a blockbuster run as it has brought in a remarkable amount of money in its opening weekend both domestically and worldwide. Even though the critical review terms Venom to be a failure, it still hasn’t managed to bring down the hype that surrounded this movie.
The Rotten Tomatoes score for Venom stands at 32% Rotten, but the audience score for the movie is really high as 89% of people in the audiences seems to have liked the film. So, this is another one of those films that have divided the critics and the fans.
Honestly, if I were to review it then I’d say that it was dumb fun! It had its flaws but it was really entertaining and that is what you may need from a movie after all. Sometimes a film doesn’t have to be as intense and complex in the plot. Sometimes things which are cliché and senseless also work pretty well. So the critical rating that Venom has got is pretty harsh. Sure it was a movie based on a very thin plot, but it was great fun.
That is why the reviews have not managed to prevent the Box Office numbers from rising. People are loving the film and the good word of mouth will spread. This film will have strong legs to stand on in the coming weeks. It would surely not have a big drop in its earnings like Batman V Superman did.
BvS was an intense film with an intricate plotting that was not properly portrayed on the big screen as WB’s editing team completely trimmed the important parts of the film. But this is not the case with Venom. It ensures that the audience is going to have a great time.
So, the opening weekend numbers of the film have amounted up to a staggering $80.03 Million at the Domestic Box Office. These are indeed record-breaking numbers for a movie to come out in October as Venom has beaten the previous highest opening weekend of October by a huge margin! The last movie to open big in October was 2013’s Gravity which brought in $55 Million+ on its domestic opening weekend. Now no one can give an excuse that Blockbusters don’t come out in October!
As far as the Worldwide numbers are concerned, Venom has earned $125 Million in other countries so that has led the total to a hefty $205 Million. The production budget for Venom was $100 Million, and you could double it for the marketing expenditure. So, in just 3 days Venom has recovered its entire cost and whatever the film is going to make in the coming weeks is going to be pure profit for the film. Even if there is more than a 50% drop for the second weekend, Sony has nothing to be disappointed about as Venom has been a success and they could even fast-track a sequel now with a bigger budget.
While people complained about Venom not being an R-Rated adventure, the trick played by Sony seems to have worked. Aiming for a PG-13 has allowed them to exploit a larger audience base and even the kids are loving the new anti-hero in town. The sequel to Venom is going to be total Carnage and we can’t wait for it!
Before Sony greenlights a sequel, they are going to put their focus on Michael Morbius who will be played by Jared Leto in their upcoming Morbius film that is going to take Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters forward. So you could suppose that Morbius will hit the theatres in 2020, which means we could get a sequel to Venom in 2021.
Go watch the film and do make sure that you stay till the very end so you could get a peek into a completely alternate Universe. Here’s the official Synopsis of Venom:
“One of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters takes center stage as Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) becomes the host for the alien symbiote Venom. As a journalist, Eddie has been trying to take down the notorious founder of the Life Foundation, genius Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) – and that obsession ruined his career and his relationship with his girlfriend, Anne Weying (Michelle Williams).
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