Box Office Results - 'Venom' and 'A Star is Born'
Well, I predicted Venom would win this weekend, but I never could have guessed that it would be by a whopping $38 million above the film in second place. What’s great, too, is that A Star is Born also broke out and managed to be a big hit in it’s own right, it just couldn’t keep up with Venom’s runaway train.
3-Day Total: $80 million
Yeah, I was not predicting $80 million for this one. I thought it could have maybe hit $65 million if its reviews had been good, but they weren’t so I predicted a deflated $53 million. Boy was I wrong. Venom, which actually cost a thrifty $100 million for a “superhero” film, should have no trouble at all making its money back and this should also secure a sequel deal so long as it doesn’t completely collapse next weekend.
A Star is Born
3-Day Total: $41.2 million
Not to be completely left in the dust, A Star is Born had a huge opening weekend and proved to be a crowd-pleaser with a $41 million start. In addition to this, I think this film will have excellent legs, potentially on-par with Crazy Rich Asians. A Star is Born is not going anywhere anytime soon and should leg it past $130 million as moviegoers spread the word of the well-reviewed drama.
The Top Ten:
1. Venom - $80 million
2. A Star is Born - $41.2 million
3. Smallfoot - $14.9 million
4. Night School - $12.3 million
5. The House With A Clock in its Walls - $7.3 million
6. A Simple Favor - $3.4 million
7. The Nun - $2.6 million
8. Hell Fest - $2 million
9. Crazy Rich Asians - $2 million
10. The Predator - $0.9 million
Source: Box Office Mojo