Venom also dominated the global box office with $125.2 million, setting an worldwide opening record.
Earlier this week, a set of Lady Gaga fans were accused of bolstering the opening weekend for Venom through online bots.
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Tom Hardy starrer Venom opened at 80 million dollars at the U.S. box office, breaking the October opening weekend record by a huge margin. Along with an 80% on PostTrack and 89% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, there's a clear divide between critics (a 31% on Rotten Tomatoes) and audiences on this one. In stark contrast to the overall critical reception, the audience score on the review aggregator is almost 90%. All of which suggests the aliens are going to absolutely love the Venom/A Star Is Born cross-over film someone is frantically pitching as we speak. Starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, it is directed by Cooper.
"A Star Is Born" holds a 91% score on Rotten Tomatoes and rode that buzz to a very strong opening weekend for an awards film.
Branding itself as a departure from superhero movies through its focus on anti-hero Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), Venom has also nabbed a solid B+ Cinemascore.