Sony’s Venom was expected to open to a record-breaking opening weekend and well, it’s just been one night in theatres and the film has done just that.
According to a recent report from Variety, Venom has already made $10 million in preview showings. The only film in competition with Venom was the Lady Gaga starrer and Bradley Cooper produced musical film, A Star is Born, which made $3.2 million in its sneak showings.
This big Thursday opening will certainly help Venom to surpass the opening weekend record in October, which is currently held by 2013’s Gravity. For now, the range of Venom’s opening is pretty wide. The film is opening in 4,250 theatres and is expected to make between $55 million and $70 million over the weekend.
This film is going to be crucial for the future Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters, as Venom is seen as its launching point. The film was made in a budget of $100 million, and it will have to cover a lot to be seen as a successful film. Go watch Venom, if you haven’t yet.
Venom is running in theatres worldwide.