'Venom' sets October record with US$80M; 'Star Is Born' soars

Tom Hardy stars in 'Venom.' Handout

We already know about the majesty of "Shallow", but another secret strong record from the movie is "Look What I Found", the bouncy ballad sung between the characters of Jackson Maine and Ally, played by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. That record had been held by 2013's Gravity, which opened to $55.8 million.

Branding itself as a departure from superhero movies through its focus on anti-hero Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), Venom has also nabbed a solid B+ Cinemascore.

Venom is now in theaters and earning big bank at the box office, with audiences seeming to have way more fun with the film than critics. A lot of ink has been spilled about the power a rotten "Rotten Tomatoes" score has and how damaging it can be to a film's bottom line.

A Star Is Born, whose estimates sat at US$30 million, earned US$42.6 million. Venom released on October 5th, 2018 and managed to clear over $80 million at the domestic box office during its first weekend. In stark contrast to the overall critical reception, the audience score on the review aggregator is almost 90%.

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Venom centers around a new villainous character from the Spider-Man-Marvel extended universe, though there is no appearance from Peter Parker in this movie.

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