Yasha Yothi portrays Venom near Comic-Con.
Yasha Yothi portrays “Venom” near Comic-Con earlier this summer. The movie, starring actor Tom Hardy, continues to draw moviegoers. Photo by Chris Stone

“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