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

That's an October box office record, knocking off previous record-holder "Gravity", which brought in $55.7 million in 2013. Venom marks the first attempt by Sony to build a comic-book universe of their own by using supporting characters of the Spiderverse whose rights Sony owns.

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. Along with an 80% on PostTrack and 89% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, there's a clear divide between critics (a 31% on Rotten Tomatoes) and audiences on this one.

"A box office star is born as October sings a glorious tune the likes of which the industry has never heard before for the oft overlooked month, as a flawless harmony of superhero blockbuster and Oscar bound musical create one of the most perfectly orchestrated movie weekends at the multiplex in recent memory", he added.

The Other Woman actor expressed words of warmth not just directed at Gaga, but Cooper as well. At the global box office, the film has collected 56 million dollars. Considering it was directly competing with A Star Is Born, which also took more than $40m, that's pretty damn impressive.

That movie went on to earn £30.7 million overall in the United Kingdom, and though it seems unlikely that Venom will go quite that high, bosses will no doubt be relieved that the negative buzz from critics didn't affect ticket sales. It has a 90% rating at Rotten Tomatoes.

While Venom is already in Indian theaters, A Star is Born releases on October 12.



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