Box Office Predictions - 'Venom', 'A Star is Born'
What was originally set to be a knock-out victory for Venom is beginning to look slightly more muted as reviews are not in its favor, and the underdog, A Star is Born, is picking up serious steam and garnering much higher praise. Venom vs. A Star is Born. Round one! DING, DING, DING!
Though Venom is getting bad reviews that could result in a slightly lower opening, I still feel like that at least for the first weekend, this movie will be critic-proof. There’s a lot of anticipation going into this flick. Many are very curious to see how Tom Hardy will portray one of Spider-man’s most beloved villains after the debacle that was Topher Grace in Spider-man 3. Though this isn’t the critical result Sony was looking for, I still think they probably have a financial “win” on their hands.
Prediction: $53 million
A Star Is Born
To me, A Star is Born has buzz that is reminiscent of the excitement that surrounding Crazy Rich Asians, only I think the voices for Star are even louder. In addition to this, the film is getting stellar reviews and has a huge pool of Lady Gaga fans going to bat for the film ahead of its release. I think it could definitely give Venom a run for its money, though I still think Venom will clench the win. Look for a close but narrow defeat for at the hands of the symbiote, but don’t fret, because A Star is Born is much more likely to play the long game and win out in the end.
Prediction: $47 million