To no one’s surprise- Venom and A Star Is Born are dominating the box office on their second week of release. Both seem to have found their audiences to reach them to these heights. Even though both movies dipped significantly from their earnings last week- it was still enough to outdo Universal’s Neil Armstrong biopic First Man. Starring Ryan Gosling and directed by Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash), First Man is looking to be a heavy awards contender- but not many are turning up for it as of now.
According to The Wrap, Venom is estimated to earn 34-35 million this weekend. This is a huge dip from its 80 million opening, but still enough to take the number one spot again. A Star is Born is estimated to earn 28 million, which is not that bad of a dip from its 42.9 million debut. First Man is coming at an estimated 16-17 million first week debut at the number three spot. The fact that it could not at least best the other heavy awards contender (ASIB) in its second week proves what audiences are more interested in seeing.
Venom making over 30 million is exactly what Sony wants. It should not be long as to when a sequel gets announced. A Star Is Born‘s success is great considering that it is going up against a comicbook film. First Man‘s fate is yet to be seen. The historical biopic is proving to be weak at the box office again.
What are you going to watch this weekend? What are your thoughts on the success of these two very unlikely films? Let us know on our social media and stay tuned for more box office results!
Source: The Wrap