The first outing for Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters (yes, that’s really what the franchise is called) beat out critical darling A Star Is Born with a record-breaking opening last month and continues to impress the industry. After a stellar debut in China this past week, it’s now pushed its total global haul to $673.5 million. That breaks down to $206.2 million on home turf and $467.3 million internationally.
Of course, this is far better than anyone could’ve hoped for and means that Venom has officially climbed over some real heavy hitters, like Logan ($619 million), Ant-Man and the Wasp ($622 million) and, perhaps most impressive, Justice League ($657.9 million). Not to mention that when it comes to DC’s team-up pic in particular, Eddie Brock’s first standalone outing cost far less to make, arriving with a budget of about $100 million compared to Justice League‘s price tag of roughly $300 million.
It goes without saying that Sony’s undoubtedly very pleased with Venom‘s performance so far and at this point, a sequel is surely on the verge of being announced. I mean, the movie even teased who the villain in the follow-up will be with its post-credits sequence. Spoilers: it’s Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady, who goes on to become Carnage.
Whatever lies ahead for Mr. Brock, though, the studio can at least rest easy knowing that things are off to a great start for their burgeoning cinematic universe. And with many more Spidey spinoffs planned beyond Venom, you can be sure that this won’t be the last we see of Eddie.