Monday, October 4, 2021

Weekend Box-Office: VENOM 2 Shatters Pandemic-Era Record While SOPRANOS Prequel Gets Whacked


The comic book movie Venom: Let There Be Carnage" scored a record-breaking debut, the animated sequel "The Addams Family 2" scared up a decent opening, while the highly anticipated Sopranos prequel "The Many Saints of Newark" failed to find an audience.

Read more about the weekend box-office after the jump.

"Venom: Let There Be Carnage" exploded at the box-office with a $90.1 million debut from 4,225 theaters, the highest opening weekend in the pandemic era, outgrossing Marvel's "Shang Chi" ($75.4 million) and "Black Widow" ($80.4 million). While the "Venom" sequel is based on a Marvel property, the film is produced by Columbia Pictures in association with Marvel and Tencent Pictures, and distributed by Sony. It's also not part of the MCU.

Overseas, "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" raked in another $13.8 million from overseas markets. The impressive debut is an even bigger success for the film because it reportedly cost $110 million to produce, which is around half the usual budget for one of these big superhero blockbusters.

The animated sequel "The Addams Family 2" opened in second place with $18 million from 4,207 theaters. It's a decent debut, but not as strong as the $30.3 million grossed by the first film when it opened in 2019.

Disney's "Shang-Chi" dropped a steep 53.7% in its fifth weekend, grossing $6 million. The film has crossed the $200 million milestone domestically, and raked in a total of $180.8 million overseas.

In fourth place we find Warner Bros' R-rated film "The Many Saints of Newark", which opened with $5 million from 3,181 theaters against a $50 million budget. Overseas it added another $2.3 million.

The Top 5 is rounded out by the musical "Dead Evan Hansen", which dropped a massive 67%. The film added only $2.5 million in second weekend, which brings its domestic tally to an anemic $11.8 million.

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Venom: Let There Be Carnage $90.1M $90.1M $13.8M $110M
2 The Addams Family 2 $18M $18M N/A N/A
3 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings $6M $206.1M $180.8M $200M
4 The Many Saints of Newark $5M $5 $2.3M $50M
5 Dear Evan Hansen $2.4M $11.7M N/A $28M
6 Free Guy $2.2M $117.6M $203.4M $125M
7 Candyman $1.2M $58.9M $16.2M $25M
8 Jungle Cruise $0.6M $116M $94.1M $200M
9 Chal Mera Putt 3 $0.6M $0.6M N/A N/A
10 The Jesus Music $0.5M $0.5M N/A N/A


No comments:

Post a Comment

Please keep the comments as civilised as possible, and refrain from spamming. All comments will be moderated. Thank you !