October is certainly off to a good start for Hollywood. It was a huge weekend at the box office, with both ‘Venom‘ and ‘A Star Is Born‘ entering theaters. Many people thought the negative reviews would hurt Venom’s opening weekend numbers, but it’s clear people did not give a single f**k about the reviews.
The film, which is a hit with fans thanks to Tom Hardy’s incredibly entertaining performance, made a record breaking $80 million during its opening weekend.
As we mentioned last weekend, the previous record for an opening in October was set at $55.8 million by the space flick Gravity. Venom absolutely crushed that number. In addition to the $80 million domestic total, it brought in $125.2 million worldwide, which means it has already made over $200 million.
And it wasn’t the only movie that performed well this past weekend. Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born made $42.6 million. That’s a fantastic number. It was reportedly made on a $40 million budget, so it’s made a profit in just one weekend. And unlike Venom, A Star Is Born is a hit with the critics. It has a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
So yeah, it’s safe to say this was a damn good weekend for the studios. Maybe these new movie subscription plans are making a difference. Credit to MoviePass for getting the ball rolling.[mashshare]