#BOXOFFICE: “VENOM” INVADES THE TOP SPOT AT THE BOX OFFICE
A smear campaign, nor critical panning could stop Marvel’s VENOM from taking the top of the Box Office this weekend. The Blockbuster starring Tom Hardy opens on-top with a stellar $80 million for Sony Pictures from 4,250 theatres across North America. It also gets 31% on the Tomatometer and much better B+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
By no means disgraced, A STAR IS BORN opens in second spot with an excellent $42.2 million from 3,686 theatres for Warner Bros. The directorial debut from Star and Writer Bradley Cooper gets unanimous praise out of the Festival circuit with 91% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore from Audiences. It is seen as an Oscar Frontrunner at this point, getting a head start on Awards Season.
SMALLFOOT earns $14.5 million in its second week out for Warner Bros., a total $42.2 million gross over two weeks domestically.
NIGHT SCHOOL, last week’s #1 Movie, slips to fourth with $11.9 million for Universal Pictures, a total $39.1 million in two weeks.
THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS is in fifth this weekend with $7 million, bringing it to $54.7 million in its third week for Universal Pictures.
CRAZY RICH ASIANS shows incredibly longevity in eighth with $2.1 million for Warner Bros., now in its eighth week out. It is just shy of $170 million to date in these parts.
THE PREDATOR rounds-out the Top Ten with $900k for 20th Century Fox, a total $49 million over four weeks.