Be prepared for Venom 3 This weekend: Venom: Carnage! had the biggest U.S. box office opening of the pandemic era, which probably means a sequel is on the way — even if Sony hasn’t gotten around to announcing it yet.
The sequel to 2018’s Venom sequel earned over $90 million in its first weekend, way over Sony’s conservative $40 million estimate. It’s also higher than Marvel cousins, Shang-Chi, the Legend of the Ten Rings and Shang-ChiThe company opened in 1975 and was valued at $75 million. Black WidowThe movie opened in the United States with $80million. The premiere even beat out the original movie’s $80 million opening weekend, which took place before the entire industry caved in.
This kind of success is possible Carnage, please!Sony was playing a game of judgment. The studio juggled the movie’s released date half a dozen times, starting with its first release date of Oct. 2, 2020. The movie was then moved to June 25, 2021. It then went back to Sept. 17, Sept. 24, and Oct. 15. Sony then moved the release date in an unusual move. ForwardTo Oct. 1, when its final successful run began.
Venom 2’s massive success is great news for Sony, but also part of a rising tide. Both have experienced significant growth in the last few weeks. You have no choice but to live.The upcoming James Bond film, “The Spectre” Dune, one of the year’s most anticipated blockbusters, opened overseas and have already raked in over $100 million at the international box office. While neither movie has opened in the US yet, the two studio tentpoles — along with Carnage, please! — provide some hope that audiences are warming back up to the idea of seeing movies in theaters.
Even with all these positive signs there is still much to be done about the theater business. One thing is that indie films are still in a difficult spot. Titane, the winner of the top prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, also opened this weekend in over 500 theaters (Venom 2It was seen by over 4,000 people (for context), and earned just $515 7,747. Imagine a film like this ten years ago. TitaneIt is possible that the movie opened in only three to four theaters, before gradually building word-of-mouth. The film’s distributor, NEON, played that game with ParasiteThe sum of $53 millions. Get it now Titane is opening in a fraction of theaters in a more aggressive comparison — and maybe not pulling through like indie-film fans would hope. Comparatively, this film was released earlier in the year. Pig In a similar amount of theaters, the film was released at $900,000.
WarnerMedia’s biggest concern is the amount of money they will need to pay. Dune The U.S. premiere of HBO Max will make at least a quarter of the box office when it is available to all subscribers. While many have suggested that this kind of simultaneous release can hinder theatrical performance — and Warner Bros. Pictures’ SopranosFilm spinoff Newark’s Many Saints all but bombed this weekend with $5 million — Dune It could prove to be the greatest test yet whether these theories are true. A proper “part two” could also hinge on people opting out of the HBO Max option.
However, a third Venom appears almost assured. We may still see Eddie and Symbiote friends on-screen much sooner. The details are not spoiler-free. Carnage, please!’s mid-credits scene certainly teased the Venom could be headed to another universe, and maybe even another heroes’ third movie later this year.
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