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.
Cristiano Ronaldo in contention for third successive Ballon d'Or
Real Madrid playmaker Isco and Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante have also been revealed as nominees for France Football's prize. The Ballon d'Or , a prestigious award presented since 1956, is given to the best player of the year.
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.