Saturday, 20 October, 2018


'Venom' Sets October Record with $80M; 'A Star Is Born' Soars

Andhadhun box-office,Venom box-office,LoveYatri box-office Andhadhun collected around Rs 14.35 crore on day 3 at box office as Venom gave the film a tough competition
Hannah Rogers | 08 October, 2018, 15:46

It crushed the global box office as well, earning $125.2 million, led by South Korean receipts of $16.3 million.

The consensus reads, "Venom's first standalone movie turns out to be like the comics character in all the wrong ways - chaotic, noisy, and in desperate need of a stronger attachment to Spider-Man".

Unlike Venom, A Star is Born has a favourable critical reception. The previous record-holder, Alfonso Cuarón's sci-fi thriller Gravity, had earned 55.7 million dollars. A Star is Born saw Lady Gaga taking on a leading role - meaning that many of her fans likely turned out for the film that sees her play a reluctant singer, her career spurred by a well-worn Bradley Cooper.

It looks like Sony's efforts to launch their own Marvel cinematic universe is paying off in spades.

It's still a Marvel movie, starring popular Tom Hardy, and it made more than "Ant-Man and the Wasp" did in its domestic opening. "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer helmed the film, which carries a $100 million budget.

Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst with comScore, credited Sony and Warner Bros. with savvy scheduling. The films' combined success helped make this the best October weekend at the movies of all time in North America.

Coming in fourth was last weekend's champion, Universal's "Night School", whose earnings dropped almost $16 million to $12.3 million this weekend.

Rounding out the top five movies at this weekend's box office are Smallfoot, Night School and The House With A Clock In Its Walls, which earned $14.9, $12.2, and $7.2 million, respectively.

The two films dominated the marketplace, though in limited release, Fox 2000's "The Hate U Give" opened with $500,000 on 36 screens.

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