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.
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.
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.
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.