Venom opens to $205.2 million at the global box office

039;Venom' latest hit to trump bad reviews with great box office while 'A Star Is Born' soars into second spot

039;Venom' latest hit to trump bad reviews with great box office while 'A Star Is Born' soars into second spot

Venom is expected to win the battle with an estimated $55 million to $70 million in the domestic box office over the weekend, and a potential $170 million worldwide.

But it seems to have resonated much more with moviegoers: it has a B+ score from viewers on CinemaScore, and in the United States it easily shattered Gravity's record to earn the best October opening of all time. Internationally Venom raked in over $125 million making Venom's total box office gain $205,230,000 after only 3 days! Along with an 80% on PostTrack and 89% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, there's a clear divide between critics (a 31% on Rotten Tomatoes) and audiences on this one. The consensus reads, "Venom's first standalone movie turns out to be like the comics character in all the wrong ways - chaotic, noisy, and in desperate need of a stronger attachment to Spider-Man".

"Chicago Fire" star Taylor Kinney gushed about the "Shallow" singer and her work in the Oscar-buzzy remake of "A Star Is Born". At the global box office, the film has collected 56 million dollars.

In second place was another new release, musical romance "A Star Is Born", which took in $41.25 million.

This is Bradley Cooper's directing debut and Lady Gaga's Hollywood movie debut but you wouldn't know it by looking at the reviews or feedback on this fantastic film. In stark contrast to the overall critical reception, the audience score on the review aggregator is almost 90%.

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