‘Venom’ Launches to $80 Million, ‘A Star Is Born’ Draws $42.6 Million

039;Venom' latest hit to trump bad reviews with great box office while 'A Star Is Born' soars into second spot

The strong domestic openings pushed the weekend's total business to about $174 million, or 15% above the prior mark of $151.5 million set in 2015 when Matt Damon's "The Martian" opened, according to comScore. "Venom" smashed the record for an October opening, topping the $55.8 million launch of "Gravity" by 43%.

Box office stats courtesy of Box Office Mojo. Meanwhile, Venom has earned 125.2 million dollars worldwide. The Tom Hardy starring comic book film will break the record for an October movie debut by the time the box offices close on Sunday night.

Venom has hit the ground running at the box office and it seems a new franchise is born at Sony.

Wenk mentioned that he's still "just beginning the process" with the comic book movie project, but this comes as a major surprise because the web-slinger - who had a key role in Eddie Brock becoming Venom - played no role in the Lethal Protector's new movie; however, Sergei becomes "Kraven the Hunter" well before he ever meets the wall-crawler in NY.

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

Unlike Venom, A Star is Born has a favourable critical reception.

A Star is Born did much better with the critics, leading to a 91 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

First Man, another Oscar-bait movie, is also out - with Ryan Gosling reuniting with the La La Land director to portray Neil Armstrong.

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