According to recent box office reports, Venom has pushed Sony Pictures over the $1 Billion gross mark for 2018, making it the studio’s most successful since 2014.
In it’s opening weekend, the film grossed over $80M in the United States alone. During this weekend it has reportedly earned another $35M bring its domesticate gross to over $142M with an additional $235M earned overseas. This, in addition to other box office successes, has pushed the film to the $1B worldwide mark.
The film has quickly become one of the year’s most surprising box office success stories. Despite apparently having no connection to any previous incarnation of Spider-Man and an avalanche of negative reviews the film has become a relatively big hit for Sony. On a relatively small budget of $100M, the film has already earned its budget back with a healthy profit. And while we may not be asking for it, it has insured that we will be more then likely be seeing similar spin-offs for years to come.
What did you all think of Venom? Was it as bad as critics said? Does it deserve its current success? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the synopsis:
Venom follows Eddie Brock as he attempts to revive his journalism career by investigating the Life Foundation only to come into with an alien symbiote that bonds with him, granting him powers and transforming him into the titular anti-hero.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script written by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Ron Cephas Jones, and Woody Harrelson.
Venom in now in theaters everywhere!