Box Office Report: VENOM Leads Box-Office Into Best October Weekend of All Time
Sony's Venom broke records this weekend with its first place debut of $80.03 million. It largest opening weekend ever for the month of October, with 2013's Gravity holding the previous record with $55.79 million.
Venom surged past pre-release expectations and proved to be critic-proof this weekend.
Warner Bros' A Star is Born debuted in second place with a strong start of $42.60 million. A Star is Born registered the third largest Columbus Day weekend, and with the film's strong reviews, initial reception, and awards season buzz, A Star is Born will most likely hold up very well going forward.
Smallfoot was down one spot from last weekend to land in third with an estimated $14.90 million.
Universal's Night School was down three spots and a sharp 55.0 percent this weekend to land in fourth place with an estimated $12.28 million. However, the film is still performing well with a ten-day gross of $46.75 million.
The House with a Clock in Its Walls rounded out the top five with $7.30 million. Upcoming, the film will face new direct competition from Sony's Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween.
In its second weekend National Geographic's Free Solo, on the platform front, took in an estimated $540,000 from 41 locations, while Fox's The Hate U Give launched with an estimated $500,000 from 36 locations. Free Solo will receive additional expansions throughout October and The Hate U Give will expand into wide release on October 19th.
Box-Office Top Ten for October 5-7:
- A Star is Born
- Night School
- The House with a Clock in its Walls
- A Simple Favor
- The Nun
- Hell Fest
- Crazy Rich Asians
- The Predator