The North American film market also released “baokuan”. The box office of “Venom 2” in the first weekend of US$90.1 million far exceeded expectations.
This score surpassed the 80.8 million of “Black Widow”, creating the best opening score for a new film since the epidemic.
This score is even 12% higher than the 80.2 million box office of “Venom” in 2018.
Starting in March 2020, the North American film market has been hit hard by the epidemic.
Although the performance of “Black Widow” in July this year made the market slightly pick up.
But the Delta mutant virus scared Sony in September this year and also considered postponing the schedule of “Venom 2” to January next year.
Fortunately, they eventually changed their minds.
“Venom 2” proves the appeal of superhero movies
The performance of Marvel’s “Shang-Chi” in early September prompted major studios to adjust their strategies, and “Venom 2” was moved ahead of schedule to start painting on October 1.
As a result, “Venom 2” became the second best performing movie in October of the year, second only to “Joker” with 96.2 million in the same period in 2019.
Last week, the overall market was only 15% less than the same period in 2019.
Sony Pictures Group Chairman Josh Greenstein said: “The performance of “Venom 2″ proves that our theater’s exclusive release strategy is right. The saying that the theater is dead often appears, but it’s all wrong. We have some opinions about the theater experience. Confidence, confidence in our IP.”
“Venom 2” word of mouth
Although 59% of Rotten Tomatoes in “Venom 2” failed, the popcorn index was not bad.
“Venom” had a final box office of over 200 million U.S. dollars in North America in 2018, and a global box office of 856 million U.S. dollars worldwide.
“The Many Saints of Newark” word of mouth
The strong performance of “Venom 2” on the theater side makes Warner’s theater streaming mixed distribution strategy even more embarrassing.
“The Sopranos” “The Many Saints of Newark”, which was released during the same period, only got $5 million at the box office, ranking fourth.
“The Addams Family 2” word of mouth
The second place is the cartoon “The Addams Family 2”. Although the film also streamed simultaneously, the box office number of 18 million in the first weekend was not bad.
The issuer UA adopted a mixed strategy because children under the age of 12 in North America have not been vaccinated for the time being.
The children are the subjects of animated movies.
The third-ranked “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” received 6 million U.S. dollars, North America has accumulated a total of 206 million U.S. dollars, and the world has accumulated a total of 386 million U.S. dollars.
In the award season movie, Cannes Palme d’Or winner “Titane” was screened in 562 theaters and won $515,000 at the box office.
Don’t underestimate this number. This is the best-performing Palme d’Or movie in 17 years.
It is second only to “Fahrenheit 9/11”, “Pulp Fiction” and “Wild at heart”.
New movie this week
“007: No Time to Die”
Director: Cary Fukunaga
Starring: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas
The 25th Bond film has received nearly 120 million U.S. dollars in box office in the world’s first week. I don’t know how it performed in North America this week.
“007: No Time to Die” tells that the retired Bond lived a peaceful life in Jamaica, until his old CIA friend Felix Leiter came to seek help, and the brief peace came to an end.
They tried to rescue a kidnapped scientist.
But this mission is not only far more dangerous than expected, it also takes Bond on a journey to track down a mysterious villain equipped with dangerous new technologies.