Venom: Let There Be Carnagehas successfully indicated that the world is ready to open up at full capacity. The Sony-produced flick is the highly-anticipated sequel to ‘Venom,’ helmed by actor Tom Hardy. With Woody Harrelson playing Carnage, the film has performed extraordinarily well in the box-office.

The film has grossed over $200 million in the U.S. & Canada box-office. It’s second after Disney MCU’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to do so. Shang-Chi is set to close in on $224.4 million over the weekend as it’s finally available on the Disney+ streaming platform.

Venom 2 will have clocked in about $430 million by the end of its 7th weekend. The domestic earnings for Venom 2 are set to be $3.7 million as it ends the weekend, totaling its total U.S. turnover to $202.4 million.

The Sony-Marvel flick saw a lot of changes in its release schedules. The film was scheduled for a September 17 release initially. Then it switched over to the next weekend, and then shifted again to an October 15th release to come out alongside the next Halloween installment, Halloween Kills.

Sony then shifted the film’s release in a hurry to October’s first weekend, seeing that Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi grossed a stellar $94.6 million in its first four days. The sudden decision by Sony put Venom 2 up for great success, as it made the second biggest October box-office opening after Joker (2019).

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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