Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
BOX OFFICE: ‘VENOM’
Sequel Feasts on Monstrous $90 Million Debut, Setting Pandemic Record
“Venom: Let There be Carnage” roared to $90.1 million in its debut, setting a new pandemic record. It’s an impressive result, one that provides a lifeline to struggling movie theatres and (once again) proves Marvel’s might at the box office. The much darker “Venom” follow-up comes from Sony Pictures and is separate from Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, which recently delivered “Shang-chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and “Black Widow”, the two highest-grossing films of the year at the domestic box office. If its first three days in theatres are any indication, “Venom:
Let There be Carnage” looks to find itself among that group as 2021’s biggest earners. The film is playing only in cinemas as opposed to a hybrid release on-demand, a factor that should help ticket sales.