Sony’s “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” has managed an estimated $90.1 million in ticket sales domestically over the weekend, climbing its way to the top-grossing box office opening film since the outbreak.
Marvel’s Black Widow was the previous record holder with $80 million in its account.
“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” even managed to outperform the first Venom movie which garnered over $80.3 million at the end of its opening week and it also clutched the title of being the 2nd highest box office opening in the movie history after Joker which bagged in $96.2 million in 2019.
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“We are… pleased that patience and theatrical exclusivity have been rewarded with record results,”said Tom Rothman, chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, in a statement Sunday.
Cinemark also stated that “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” was its highest opening weekend and helped generate the largest-ever October box office weekend for the company.
“This is another strong example that people want and need to get out of their homes for an immersive entertainment experience,”said Mark Zoradi, CEO of Cinemark, in a statement.
IMAX also recorded its biggest global box office weekend since December 2019.
Meanwhile, as of 2021, most of the studios consider releasing their films both in cinema as well as the streaming platforms at the same time after the outbreak of the new delta variant of the coronavirus and also keeping the increased vaccination rate in mind.