Upon release, Venom: let there be carnage broke the biggest-ever record since the start of the pandemic, when it grossed $ 90.1 million in its opening weekend, surpassing the $ 80.8 million that Black Widow made at the time. Three weeks later, the Sony superhero film has amassed over $ 182 million domestically, and at the rate it unfolds, it could easily exceed total Marvel Picture revenues.
The first one Venom carried 213 million domestic dollars in 2018. If it equaled or exceeded that figure, Venom: let there be carnage would beat Black Widow and its $ 183 million away. Scarlett Johansson’s summer blockbuster is the second highest grossing film of 2021, following another Marvel title: Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings, with a total of $ 221 million.
In addition to this, the Venom The sequel marked the second best October outing of all time, behind Joker and its $ 96.2 million. It should also be noted that Venom: let there be carnage topped the number set by the first installment in October 2018, debuting at $ 80.2 million.
“For us, Venom: let there be carnage absolutely validates our exclusive cinema window strategy, ”Sony Chairman Josh Greenstein said via Deadline following the release of opening weekend data. Considering how badly Warner fared with his simultaneous release policy, which they now regret, it’s not hard to agree with him.