Venom Movie Sets October Box Office Record

Ruben Ruiz
October 10, 2018

That's an October box office record, knocking off previous record-holder "Gravity", which brought in $55.7 million in 2013.

There was also controversy involving Venom and its only true opponent for the box office, A Star is Born (which made a little over $41 million).

Earlier this week, a set of Lady Gaga fans were accused of bolstering the opening weekend for Venom through online bots. The Spidey villain was heavily criticized by critics, and now sits at an abysmal 32% score on Rotten Tomatoes. The films' combined success helped make this the best October weekend at the movies of all time in North America.

"Venom" pulled off its big box office success despite some bad reviews.

Box office stats courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

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Venom has finally got his own movie and though it doesn't feature the cameo from Tom Holland's wall-crawler that we were all hoping for, it's still stuffed full of references to the sinister symbiote's history in the pages of Spider-Man comics. According to The Hollywood Reporter, A Star is Born has a budget of 36 million dollars. The soundtrack for A Star Is Born is now available on all streaming platforms.

Though he hasn't seen her headline-making performance just yet, Kinney, 37, knew how hard 32-year-old Gaga worked.

Third place went to Warner Bros.'s "Smallfoot", with earnings of $14.9 million in its second weekend.

A Star Is Born hit theaters last week, and it's already generating Oscar buzz.

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