Venom is no turd as it destroys October box office record

Venom is no turd as it destroys October box office record

Venom is no turd as it destroys October box office record

Sony's "Venom" and Warner Bros.' "A Star Is Born" did so well they helped bring in the best weekend in October history at the box office, according to comScore. That's the best October debut in box office history beating "Gravity's" 2013 debut by almost $25 million. Sony is trying to make films with great comic book characters, but with their own flare and style, rather than copying the Marvel format or even the DC format.

Internationally, Venom earned $125.2 million, making for a total pull of $205.2 million.

Venom already had a record-setting Thursday night preview ($10 million), getting ahead of 2011's Paranormal Activity 3 ($8 million).

The Tom Hardy-fronted movie, based on a popular Marvel Comics favourite, had received cold reviews from critics, winning only a 31% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

'Venom' sets October record with US$80M; 'Star Is Born' soars
Venom bites head off October box office record

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.

The theory that Perry was anti-Gaga started when Twenty One Pilots issued a tweet spoofing the poster for "A Star Is Born" to promote their new album "Trench".

Taking the No. 2 spot this week is the latest iteration of the "A Star Is Born" story bringing in an estimated $41 million and producing buckets of tears along the way.

"Venom" and the critically acclaimed "A Star Is Born" were both able to draw effectively from beyond their core audiences.

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