HOLLYWOOD—The month of October is looking to be an interesting one at the multiplex. Why? Well, another comic book character made an epic splash with moviegoers. The standalone flick, “Venom” debuted at the top spot with an impressive $80 million during its opening weekend. The flick did even bigger business overseas bringing its global tally to over $200 million in just three days. I would make the argument that “Venom” will likely win the box-office next week as well. It won’t face serious competition until the new “Halloween” arrives on October 19.
Nabbing second place was the remake “A Star is Born” with a solid $41.3 million haul. The flick was estimated to earn around $30 million during opening weekend, but strong buzz from critics and word of mouth is helping the third remake of the iconic classic. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper take on starring roles, and both do exceptional jobs. Read my review and you’ll know why.
Landing in third place was the animated flick “Smallfoot” with $14.9 million, while last week’s box-office champion, “Night School” dropped to fourth place with $12.3 million. Rounding out the top five was the movie “The House With a Clock In Its Walls” with $7.3 million. “Venom” should reign supreme for another weekend as the only major competition it will face this weekend is the drama “First Man” starring Ryan Gosling and the sequel “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween,” neither will be able to outshine “Venom’s” hold on audiences.