Box Office Revenue in North America Marks Record High in October

Box Office Revenue in North America Marks Record High in October

Box Office Revenue in North America Marks Record High in October

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  • ‘Venom’ take $80-M ‘A Star Is Born’ takes $42.6-M

Overseas, ‘Venom’ take $125.2-M for a global bite of $205.2-M, revenue in North America hits a record high for the month of October thanks to the combined power of the superhero pic and ‘A Star Is Born.’

Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) comic book movie Venom took $80-M from 4,250 theaters in its domestic box office opening.

Overseas, Venom took in $125.2-M from 58 markets for a global tally of $205.2-M, an October best.

Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) A Star Is Born came in ahead of expectations taking $42.6-M domestically from 3,686 cinemas. Offshore, it was soft taking just $14-M from its 1st 31 territories for a worldwide box office take of $56.6-M. Its Rotten Tomatoes score is 91%, the film is R-rated, and more than 85% of the audience was over the age of 25.

Among holdovers,

Warners’ family film Smallfoot placed 3rd in its 2nd outing, declining 35% to $14.9-M for a domestic total of $42.8-M. Night School slipped 55% its 2nd outing to $12.3-M for a 10-day North American take of $46.8-M. Globally, the film has grossed $58.7-M.

Amblin and Universal’s The House With a Clock In its Walls rounded out the Top 5 with $7.3-M in its 3rd weekend for a domestic tally of $55.1-M and $87.4-M worldwide.

Other highlights of the weekend

Paul Feig and Lionsgate’s (NYSE:LGF) sleeper hit A Simple Favor ended Sunday with a domestic total of nearly $50-M and $76.4-M globally.

DOA holdover:

Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9, dove 80% in its 3rd frame for a domestic box office total of $6-M as theaters cancel the run.

At the specialty box office

Fox 2000’s police shooting drama The Hate U Give opened in 36 cinemas, earned an estimated $500,000 for a screen average of $13,885.

Have some fun, see a movie this week.

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