"Venom" Defies Bad Reviews And Breaks October Box Office Record Anyway

The previous record-holder, Alfonso Cuarón's sci-fi thriller Gravity, had earned 55.7 million dollars.

Along with a really strong domestic showing, "Venom" made even more money from the foreign box office - pulling in a better than expected $125 million.

But "Venom" carries a bad 32% on the tomatometer and scored a recording breaking box office debut anyway.

But despite the film's opening weekend success, Rotten Tomatoes has the movie ranked at a low 32 percent with an average rating of 4.5 out of 10.

Venom launches to US$80 million A Star Is Born draws US$42.6 million
Venom smashed the record for an October opening and Bradley Cooper with Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born

Venom has shattered a North American box office record in October with an $80 million opening weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Venom" and the critically acclaimed "A Star Is Born" were both able to draw effectively from beyond their core audiences.

Venom is directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) and features a cast that includes Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott, Scott Haze, Sope Aluko and Ron Cephas Jones. A Star is Born stormed out of the gates as counter-programming and locked in a $42 million box office. THR also reports that the strength of these two movies delivered an "all-time high of roughly $174 million for the month of October".

Animated movie Smallfoot finished third with US$14.4 million, followed by comedy Night School, with US$12.3 million. That also exceeded expectations that had the film bringing in around $30 million.

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