Sunday, June 16, 2024

Return to Theatres: “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” Scores Record Breaking $90.1 Million Opening Weekend


Everyone in the movie biz was waiting for “No Time to Die” to lure theatergoers back into multi-plexes.

But now, a Marvel movie from Sony has done the trick one week early.

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” scored a whopping, record breaking $90.1 million opening weekend. That’s $20 million more than Marvel-Disney’s “Shang Chi” just a couple of weeks ago.  “Carnage” is now the biggest movie of the pandemic era.

“Carnage” is now the second biggest October weekend opener ever, just behind 2019’s “Joker” with $96 million.

What does this mean for the James Bond film? In the UK, “No Time to Die” is already setting its own records after opening on Friday. So stay tuned…


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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