The Venom Vlog #294: 2nd Weekend Box Office Results
Venom tops box office for 2nd weekend, First Man has slow launch
- "Venom" wins the weekend box office again with .7 million.
- It's the second-straight weekend that Sony's Marvel movie has been number one at the domestic box office.
- Warner Bros.' "A Star Is Born" continues to shine, coming in second place again for the second consecutive weekend. It's now earned over million total.
- Universal's "First Man" didn't do as strong, as the million Neil Armstrong biopic only took in .5 million its opening weekend.
Sony is riding high at the moment.
The studio has two titles sitting in the top five at the domestic box office this weekend — "Venom" won for a second straight weekend with an estimated .7 million take, while "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" took in .2 million its first weekend in theaters.
For "Venom," the studio can't be happier how it's performing despite the lousy reviews the movie got. The Marvel movie now has a domestic cume of over 2.8 million.
And add that with the strong performance by "Goosebumps 2," the studio has passed the billion mark for 2019. This is the second consecutive year the studio has passed the milestone. It joins Disney, Warner Bros., and Universal as the other studios that have hit billion this year.
Also performing strong for a second week is Warner Bros.' "A Star Is Born" with million. The studio's big Oscar contender has become a must-see thanks to its memes, hit original song soundtrack, and (of course) its stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (who also directed the movie).
"A Star Is Born." Warner Bros.
After the movie beat "Venom" at the (.5 million over .2 million by "Venom"), some in the industry wondered if the word of mouth for "Star" was so strong that it could top the box office over the weekend. It would have been quite a feat, seeing despite adding 22 screens this weekend compared to last (3,708), "Venom" was still on over 4,000.
Still, "A Star Is Born" is doing quite well without topping the box office. With a domestic total so far of over million, the million-budgeted movie is going to be a cash cow for Warner Bros. the rest of the year.
But the same can't be said for Universal's Neil Armstrong movie "First Man." Budgeted at million (not counting the millions it put into advertising), Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling's team-up following the success of "La La Land" didn't grab audiences, as it came in third place. It only took in .5 million in its first weekend in theaters (on 3,640 screens).
This could mark the start of studios releasing dramatic titles in the coming months getting a harsh reality: Going up against "A Star Is Born", there's only so much money to go around.
Video: Venom tops the box office for a 2nd straight weekend
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