Venom: Let There Be Carnage Becomes Biggest Opening of Pandemic

By Brad Pareso 

Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage tallied an estimated $90.1 million in ticket sales domestically over the weekend, the best box office haul since the Covid-19 outbreak began. (CNBC)

The total is the biggest for the pandemic era and second biggest ever for the month of October, according to Comscore. It’s also incredibly good news for theaters owners who are hoping that October can string together multiple hit weekends at the box office. (CNN Business)

For the first time during the crisis, domestic box office revenues came in less than 15 percent behind the same weekend in 2019. On the same weekend two years ago, superhero sensation Joker opened to $96.2 million. (THR / Heat Vision)