It’s been revealed that Venom 2 (Venom: Let There Be Carnage), starring Tom Hardy has destroyed the US domestic opening in the pandemic era with a $90m opening this weekend.
Sony Pictures who have been very concerned with releasing titles (including rumoured to be considering moving Spider-Man: No Way Home in December) will surely be happy come Monday morning when figures are confirmed.
The original film in 2018, Venom opened with $80m, (similar to Black Widow which was released in the summer), and to see this result shows audiences are eager to catch the film.
In Russia, the film also debuted to a $13.8m opening, the best debut of any film since March 2020 in Russia.
Next week in the US sees the release of No Time To Die, but all eyes are already looking to see how Dune might perform.
It seems as though Dune’s box office takings might have been damaged, mainly due to its rather heady content, heafty budget and run time, as well as the hybrid release on HBO Max and in cinemas.
It will be released at the same market as a lot of big-hitting title such as Venom: Let There Be Carnage, No Time To Die, Halloween Kills and will meet Eternals from Marvel just 2 weeks after release.
That said, its release in some European countries has seen some positive numbers which indicate that audiences are returning in numbers to the theatrical experience.
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In France, Dune the sci-fi epic took the top spot for a Hollywood release with over 2 million tickets sold in total and landing second for 2021 for French box office revenue.
The film has since taken over $100m worldwide, $13m in France, $5.1m in Italy, $15m in Russia, $4.8m in Spain and $10m in Germany.
However, studio executives will be focusing upon the North American domestic numbers before any signs of a sequel are made.
In China (which continues its Hollywood blackout) The Battle At Lake Changjin leads the box office and continues some strength in homemade tentpoles.
On its third day, it landed a running total of $66.7m and was followed by My Country, My Parents in second $22.5m & the animated, Dear Tutu: Operation T Rex, in third with $7m.
Will you be heading to the cinema to see Venom: Let There Be Carnage?
Or maybe Dune?
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