Lukewarm reviews (it has a 31% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) didn’t dissuade viewers for showing up for Venom, as the Sony Pictures feature silenced naysayers with a resounding $80 million weekend. Though it was miles behind at second place, A Star Is Born also had a stellar outing with a $41.2 million take. This weekend’s top 10 is as follows:

  1. VenomTom Hardy outdoes his Bane stint as the titular character. $80 million.
  2. A Star Is BornBradley Cooper scores with his feature directing debut. $41.2 million.
  3. Smallfoot – Animated feature takes in $14.9 million.
  4. Night SchoolKevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish comedy collects $12.2 million and to date it’s made over $46 million domestically.
  5. The House With A Clock In Its WallsCate Blanchett and Jack Black flick collects $7.3 million. The feature, which has a $42 million budget, has made over $79 million internationally.
  6. A Simple Favor – Comedy/thriller with Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively garners $3.4 million worth of business.
  7. The Nun – Horror film checks in with $2.6 million and has made over $113 million domestically.
  8. Hell Fest – Feature scares up $2.1 million.
  9. Crazy Rich Asians – One of this year’s biggest surprises, thanks to its worldwide take of over $225 million, collects $2 million
  10. The Predator – Box office disappointment makes $900,000.

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Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi