Deadline reports that tracking and industry estimates indicate that Sony’s Venom is on course for a $60 million to $70 million opening.
Venom will mark Sony’s second attempt at bringing the fan-favorite anti-hero to the big screen and the film is currently strongest among younger and older males, though it is also very strong with females. According to tracking numbers, definite interest in Venom is in the mid-50s.
The outlet reports that Sony insiders are being conservative with their estimates as no other October release has been able to surpass the opening gross of Gravity.
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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 by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel, thefilm Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Ron Cephas Jones, and Woody Harrelson. It opens in theaters on October 5, 2018.