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While critics aren’t too impressed with Sony’s latest Marvel movie, Venom, it didn’t stop cinemagoers from watching this past weekend as the movie smashes weekend records for October.

Scoring a whopping $80 million this weekend, Sony’s Venom soared past the previous October opening weekend record by more than $20 million. Previously, 2013’s Gravity held the coveted title with its $55.7 million. Adding to this, A Star Is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga also did pretty well for itself pulling in $40 million making this October the largest October weekend of all-time.

In total, Venom brought in around $125.2 internationally, with an overall opening of $205 million.

Last week’s top earner, Night School, has actually fallen down to fourth place being succeeded by last week’s second place title, Smallfoot. Night School brought in $12.2 million (-55%), while Smallfoot pulled in $14.9 million (-35%).

In fifth is The House With The Clock In Its Walls falling 42% with an estimated $7.3 million in its third weekend.

With Venom and A Star is Born dominating the top, the remaining top ten features some familiar titles, such as A Simple Favour and The Nun. The only other new entry in the top 20 is The Hate U Give which pulled in $500,000, debuting in thirteenth place.

Here’s the full rundown:

  1. Venom
  2. A Star is Born
  3. Smallfoot
  4. Night School
  5. The House With A Clock In Its Walls
  6. A Simple Favor
  7. The Nun
  8. Hell Fest
  9. Crazy Rich Asians
  10. The Predator

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