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Venom is a bona fide hit as it outperforms again

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Box office round up

The big question last week was whether or not Venom's above-expectation box office would carry over to next week. Predictions were for a pretty solid drop considering the poor reviews and only OK audience reception. Those predictions were wrong as Venom came in number one this weekend at $35.7 million, a drop of only 55 percent, which is in line with the likes of Logan. It's not a true Marvel mega-hit, but Sony will take this happily and we should be getting that sequel they tease at the end.

Pulling in at second was once again A Star is Born, which looks like it's going to have nice long legs that will pull it through until it gets an Oscar bump once awards buzz starts really picking up later this year. It's not until number three that we see the first new film of the weekend, First Man, but the real travesty here is that Bad Times at the El Royale performed under expectations and that audiences didn't respond well to it with a B- Cinemascore. I can see why audiences might not be jumping on board with the film, as it busts up conventions and weaves a plot that's not the norm, but this is easily one of the best movies of the year and you should all go see it and if you don't I'll hate everyone. 

EVERYONNNNE!

1. Venom - $35,700,000
2. A Star is Born - $28,000,000
3. First Man - $16,500,000
4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween - $16,225,000
5. Smallfoot - $9,300,000
6. Night School - $8,035,000
7. Bad Times at the El Royale - $7,225,000
8. The House with a Clock in Its Walls - $3,975,000
9. The Hate U Give - $1,765,000
10. A Simple Favor - $1,380,000

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