When Ruben Fleischer‘s Venom was released in 2018 and managed to bring in a whopping total of $856.1 million at the box office, it was clear that a sequel would most definitely be made.
Of course, nobody could’ve predicted COVID-19 would be on the way and would delay lots of movies, but alas, this past week, Andy Serkis‘ follow-up – Venom: Let There Be Carnage – was released in theaters, and earned a total of $90.1 million this weekend, shattering the pandemic-era opening weekend record previously set by Black Widow ($80.37M).
Coming in second place is The Addams Family 2, the new animated film from Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, which earned a weekend total of $18 million. Meanwhile, Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings holds the third place this weekend, earning $6 million.
Alan Taylor‘s new Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark, starring Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., and Michael Gandolfini, takes the fourth spot at the box office this weekend, earning $5 million. Also managing to crack the top ten was Julia Ducournau‘s Titane.
Here’s the full list of the top ten films of the week:
- Venom: Let There Be Carnage – $90.1M – 4,225 theatres
- The Addams Family 2 – $18M – 4,207 theatres
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – $6M (-54%) – 3,455 theatres
- The Many Saints of Newark – $5M – 3,181 theatres
- Dear Evan Hansen – $2.45M (-67%) – 3,364 theatres
- Free Guy – $2.27M (-45%) – 2,545 theatres
- Candyman– $1.23M (-52%) – 1,745 theatres
- Jungle Cruise – $680K (-61%) – 1,375 theatres
- The Jesus Music – $560K – 249 theatres
- Titane – $515K – 562 theatres
Source: Box Office Pro