Venom’s box office run has been brilliant so far. Opening to a domestic record of $80 million in the first weekend, the film brought $205 million globally in the first three days. The second week got the film an average $35 million in the States but it’s doing extremely well worldwide.
The film may have gotten slammed by critics, Venom has done a brilliant job among fans. People are loving the film for its humour and of course, Tom Hardy’s portrayal of Eddie Brock. The film wasn’t meant to have a complex plot and was always intended to be a fun movie outing. The film does have flaws but as its director Ruben Fleischer says, the film is truly made for fans.
Venom is a popular Spider-Man villain who is loved by fans and Tom Hardy’s portrayal of Venom might pull the film through the $600 million mark. Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp brought in $622 million while Justice League earned $656 million worldwide. Even Hugh Jackman’s last outing as Wolverine made $619 million worldwide.
It’ll be interesting to see if Venom manages to take these films out during its ongoing box office run. Analysts are expected Fleischer’s Venom to cross the $550 million mark before it gets released in China, and as we all know China is a huge market for superhero films.
So, if Venom manages to make $550 million before it reaches China, fans may expect the film to cross Justice League’s total box office earning. Even if Venom inches closer to Justice League’s total earning, Sony will consider it as a big achievement for their new Universe of Marvel Characters.
Venom did witness a 55% drop in its second week domestically so it would be interesting to see if the film manages to continue on its run in domestic theatres. Earlier Tom Hardy expressed his excitement for the role.
There’s a tragic clown element, which I find funny and is harmonious with some of the work that I like to do. There’s something funny about the circumstances of having a gift but it’s a tragic gift. It’s a superpower you don’t really want, but at the same time, you love it. It makes you feel special. He’s a reluctant hero and an anti-hero.”
Venom director Ruben Fleischer also loved working on the project and seems extremely pleased with the result.
“Usually a human gets imbued with powers or an alien comes from outer space and has to figure out how to live on our Earth. But this is really about a relationship between two people who have to work together to create this hybrid symbiotic relationship.”