With the sinister symbiote slated to infest your local multiplex in less than two months’ time, we’ve finally received word of just how much damage we can expect Ruben Fleischer’s Venom to inflict upon the ticket booth once it’s released. Initially believed to fall somewhere between $30 and $50 million, the film, starring Tom Hardy as the cantankerous Klyntar, is currently tracking towards a much more monstrous debut. At least, that’s according to Box Office Pro.
Scheduled to bow stateside on October 5th later this year, Venom‘s said to be presently eyeing a $55-$85 million opening weekend which, if gauged correctly, would see the Marvel Entertainment production shatter yet another box office record.
As it stands, the record holder for the largest domestic opening weekend in October is Alfonso Cuarón’s seven-time Academy Award-winning picture Gravity, at an out of this world $55.7 million. However, if analysts’ estimations hold true, Venom should be able to trounce that figure with the utmost of ease.
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Indisputably, 2018’s been an epoch-making year at the box office, and not just for the highest grossing film franchise of all-time: the MCU. Granted, Avengers: Infinity War became only the fourth motion picture ever to conquer the $2 billion plateau and yes, Black Panther did surpass $700 million at the domestic box office, making the Ryan Coogler-directed feature the third film ever to top that mark. But Marvel isn’t the only studio taking advantage of the superhero craze.
Deadpool 2, released way back on May 18th, went on to eclipse $700 million worldwide and Incredibles 2 opened to a gargantuan $182 million, so it isn’t all that surprising that Venom‘s destined for box office lore now, too. That said, tracking’s not to be trusted. I mean, just look at what happened to Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Either way, though, we’ll continue to bring you the latest numbers as they roll in, so be sure to stay tuned.