Say what you want about how underused some of the key cast are in Venom - particularly Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed, who gets precious little in the way of good material to work with - but it was an ingenious move to hire them.
Internationally, Venom earned $125.2 million, making for a total pull of $205.2 million. And that's without China, where a premiere date is still set to be announced.
Tom Hardy starrer Venom opened at 80 million dollars at the USA box office, breaking the October opening weekend record by a huge margin.
Check back next week for more updates on Venom's box office performance! It holds a 32% rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
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However, the Republican cautioned that "it remains to be seen whether this lasts for the next three weeks or not". Paula Reid , CBS News correspondent covering the Justice Department, the White House and legal affairs.
Unlike Venom, A Star is Born has a favourable critical reception.
A Star is Born did much better with the critics, leading to a 91 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Falling to third place this weekend is "Smallfoot" bringing in an estimated $14.9 million in its sophomore weekend.
A Star Is Born hit theaters last week, and it's already generating Oscar buzz.