VENOM Leaps Ahead of WONDER WOMAN at Global Box Office

Venom
Credit: Sony Pictures
Credit: Sony Pictures

Updated November 27, 2018: Sony Pictures' Venom box office take has surged with its Chinese release, now reported to be at $822.5 million globally, according to Deadline. That total eclipses Warner Bros.'s recent Wonder Woman ($821.8m) and Sony's original Spider-Man ($821.7m).

The Tom Hardy-starrer has opened November 9 in China, and has thusfar taken in $242.9m in the country. In the bigger picture, Venom has taken in $610.8m internationally and $211.7m in North America.
 

Updated November 14, 2018: Sony Pictures' Venom continues to snake its way into the box office, surpassing the $700 million mark worldwide on Tuesday, according to Deadline. Although Tuesdays' full totals have not yet been tabulated, the film's worldwide box office through Monday was $688.5m and China's Tuesday box office has been announced at $11.6m; together that brings the total to $700.1m.

That figure eclipses 2016's Doctor Strange ($677.7m) and gets the Tom Hardy flick within reach of Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714.2m). In relation to other Sony-produced Marvel films, Venom is nearing Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($709m) but will likely not beat Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880.2m).

The Hollywood trade projects that Venom will surpass $800m by the end of its theatrical run.


Updated October 25, 2018: As Venom ends its third week at the theaters, the Sony film has earned $477.8 million globally, according to Deadline. That breaks down to $175.3m domestically and $302.5m internationally.

The top international markets for Venom have been Korea ($28.9m), Russia ($28.8m), United Kingdom ($22.5m), Mexico ($21.7m), and Brazil ($15.8m).

The Hollywood trade speculates that Venom could break $500m by Monday.

The film is scheduled to open in China and Japan early next month.
 

Original Story: Sony Pictures' Venom trounced box office projections with a $205.2 million opening weekend globally, according to Deadline. That breaks down to an $80m domestic gross, with $125.2m coming from 58 international audiences.

"[There was] alot more love than people were aware of beyond (the core) fans," said Steven O'Dell, Sony's President of International Distribution. "It went beyond other standalones and the ones with sequels."

Venom's opening weekend surpasses the recent Ant-Man & The Wasp's $161m, but behind Sony's last Marvel superhero effort - the Marvel Studios-produced Spider-Man: Homecoming, which raked in $257m in its global opening weekend.

Venom is currently open in North America, Canada, and 58 international markets. The Sony film will open in France, Denmark, and Hong Kong later this month. The film opens in Japan on November 2, however no Chinese release date has been announced.

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