“Venom” snaked to the top of the box office derby for the second weekend in a row Sunday, with an estimated $35.7 million in weekend sales.
The horror movie, starring Tom Hardy, has taken in $142.8 million domestically over 10 days, and $105.4 million globally, according to studio estimates gathered by comScore.
The Lady Gaga-led remake of “A Star Is Born” was in second place, with $28 million in estimated sales in its second weekend. “The film has become a cultural phenomenon amidst stellar reviews and awards season buzz,” said comScore analyst Paul Dergarabedian.
Its 10-day estimate through the close of business Sunday evening was $94.2 million in North America, and $135.4 million worldwide.
The story of Apollo 11 and the first men on the moon opened in third place: “First Man” was on track for a $16.5 million weekend domestic debut. It stars Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong.
“First Man” took in $25.1 million worldwide, and about one third of that was in showings in IMAX theaters.
Debuting in fourth place was a PG-rated family film. “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween.”
And another family flick, “Small Foot,” was estimated to have a $9.3 million weekend. It will have grossed $57.6 million through Sunday night.
Rounding out the 10 most-popular films in the United States and Canada this weekend, as estimated by the studios and gathered by comScore, were “Night School” ($8 million), “Bad Times At The El Royale” (premiering at $7.2 million), “House With A Clock In Its Walls” ($4 million), “The Hate U Give” ($1.8 million) and “A Simple Favor” ($1.4 million).
–City News Service