Box Office October 5-7, 2018
Venom premiered in the Number One spot at the box office over the weekend with $80 Million. Worldwide, Venom has made $205.4 Million. Venom opened far better than anyone expected but the reviews for the film are at best mixed and at the worst bad.
A Star is Born premiered in Second Place with $41.2 Million. The combination of Lady Gaga‘s extremely large fan base, the fact that she has a tremendous voice, and Bradley Cooper were magic at the box office.
Smallfoot was Third with $14.9 Million. Night School was Fourth with $12.2 Million. The House With A Clock In Its Walls was Fifth with $7.2 Million. A Simple Favor, The Nun, Hell Fest, Crazy Rich Asians, and The Predator rounded out the Top Ten respectively.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
Venom is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Columbia Pictures in association with Marvel. Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing, it is the first film in Sony’s Marvel Universe, adjunct to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay by Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, and Kelly Marcel, and stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock / Venom, alongside Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott. In Venom, journalist Brock gains superpowers after being bound to an alien symbiote whose species plans to invade Earth.
A Star Is Born is a 2018 American musical romantic drama film produced and directed by Bradley Cooper, in his directorial debut, and written by Cooper, Eric Roth and Will Fetters. A remake of the 1937 film of the same name, it stars Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, and Sam Elliott, and follows a hard-drinking musician (Cooper) who discovers and falls in love with a young singer (Gaga). It marks the third American remake of the original 1937 film (which starred Janet Gaynor and Fredric March), after the 1954 musical (starring Judy Garland and James Mason) and the 1976 rock musical (with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson).
Next week sees the release of: First Man, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, Bad Times At The El Royale, Beautiful Boy, and a plethora of other mainstream and independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly The Bottom Line column. A preview: Venom will be Number One at the box office next weekend.
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