Venom cracks $9m on opening weekend at box office

New Marvel Comics film Venom entered the weekend box office with $9.336m in earnings.

The film is based on the story of journalist Eddie Brock, who tries to take down the founder of the Life Foundation, Carlton Drake, and stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed. It ran across 519 screens.

It earned a significant amount more other films over the weekend, including Small Foot and Johnny English Strikes Again. The two films made $2.882m and $1.979m respectively.

Night School, which premiered the week prior, fell from third to seventh place at the weekend box office, making an additional $1.225m across 220 screens.

More popular was new film The House with a Clock in its Walls, which achieved $1.394m and ran across 283 screens. The thriller first premiered on September 20 and is based on the life of a ten-year-old who goes to live with his uncle.

Ladies In Black also added more than $1m to earnings, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia Report. Since the premiere, it has made $7.673m.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Venom (Sony) $9,336,140 519 $9,336,140
Smallfoot (Wb) $2,882,444 309 $9,442,221
Johnny English Strikes Again (Universal) $1,979,203 322 $10,340,096
The House With A Clock In Its Walls (Eone) $1,394,170 283 $5,277,937
Ladies In Black (Sony) $1,379,723 331 $7,670,464
Christopher Robin (Disney) $1,227,117 333 $7,673,075
Night School (Universal) $1,225,328 220 $4,032,356
A Simple Favour (Roadshow) $905,432 221 $8,597,347
Crazy Rich Asians (Wb) $895,483 186 $22,801,724
Paw Patrol Mighty Pups: The Movie (Paramount) $878,044 214 $1,006,147
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies! (Wb) $416,910 228 $2,535,945
The Nun (Wb) $197,909 126 $9,031,051
Project Gutenberg (Magnum) $163,676 18 $163,676
Alpha (Sony) $153,132 130 $606,722
The Predator (Fox) $120,289 184 $5,467,393
The Seagull (Transmission) $95,810 63 $96,362
American Animals (Madman) $92,477 25 $138,146
96 (Indies) $66,076 15 $66,076
Custody (Palace) $51,983 20 $250,366
Blackkklansman (Universal) $51,866 26 $4,105,505

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