“Venom” was able to hold off this weekend’s competitors and keep ahold of the top spot of the domestic box office. In its second weekend of release, the Marvel flick raked in an impressive $35.7M.
The sure-to-be Oscar nominated remake of “A Star is Born” featuring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga also remained in the same position, again, in its second week of release. The film brought in $28M. However, this weekend’s biggest surprise came courtesy of a film newly released this weekend.
“First Man,” starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, came in third. It only managed to scrounge up $16.5M. Despite critics singing the film’s praises, with an accumulative 88 percent fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes, the film failed to launch with audiences.
Another new release also faltered at the box office. Coming in fourth was “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween.” The sequel brought in $16.2M.
Next weekend, “Venom” will truly have competition as the continuation of a beloved horror franchise hits theaters. “Halloween,” with Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode battling the maniacal and serial-killing Michael Myers opens on Oct. 19.