Published: Tue, October 09, 2018

‘Venom’ breaks records, ‘A Star Is Born’ shines at the box office

‘Venom’ breaks records, ‘A Star Is Born’ shines at the box office

Despite a 32 per cent "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the anti-hero "Spider-Man" spinoff "Venom" opened with $205.2 million globally.

The previous best October opening was $55.7 million for "Gravity" in 2013.

Despite receiving a bad critical score (31% rotten), Venom now holds an 88% "fresh" score on Rotten Tomatoes, while "A Star Is Born" has received a 92% fresh critic score on the website. A Star Is Born reached second place with an opening weekend of $41.25 million.

"A box office star is born as October sings a glorious tune the likes of which the industry has never heard before for the oft overlooked month, as a ideal harmony of superhero blockbuster and Oscar bound musical create one of the most perfectly orchestrated movie weekends at the multiplex in recent memory", he added.

The film, which stars Gaga in her first major feature role, brought in estimated $42.6 million for its opening in the United States this week.

Elsewhere, former number one The House With A Clock In Its Walls dipped to No4 in its third week on the market; earning another £902,203 to rack up a cumulative total of £6.8 million. At the global box office, the film has collected 56 million dollars.

Hitting screens this coming weekend are Bad Times At The El Royale, an all-star thriller starring Jon Hamm and Dakota Johnson among others.

In more family-friendly viewing, high-profile animation Small Foot also lands on our shores on Friday.

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