How is Venom: Let There Be Carnage performing at the box office?

Venom in Columbia Pictures' VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE.
Venom in Columbia Pictures' VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE. /

The much-anticipated sequel, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, has made a shocking debut with over $90 million within its domestic box office weekend. 

As revealed by Deadline, Venom: Let There Be Carnage opened to incredible numbers at the box office with $90.1 million domestically. As described by the media-outlet, its grand opening has surpassed the box office gross of the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Widow  – which opened at $80.8 million.

Tom Hardy reprises his role from the first film in the franchise, Venom, as Eddie Brock – the man who “bonds” with the titular symbiote. And that original film opened with $80.2 million.

Despite the many delays that the sequel faced, this film was a foreseeable hit given how well that predecessor performed.

So, just how is Venom 2 doing at the box office?

Venom: Let There Be Carnage box office performance

Early projections for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, according to Deadline, were over $60 million (including opening night previews) and obviously the movie has flown past these numbers as it exceeded expectations with a $90 million domestic debut.

Currently, the Tom Hardy-led Sony sequel has grossed over $130 million against a $110 Mil production budget.

Although the reviews from critics from Venom 2 were generally quite mixed, like with the first one, the reception from fans has been quite positive, meaning that when Venom 2 does open to more territories, including the UK and Ireland, and throughout Europe, it could also perform well due to positive word-of-mouth. See our review for Let There Be Carnage here.

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Are you looking forward to watching Venom: Let There Be Carnage? Have you seen it already? Were you surprised that it performed so well at the box office or were you expecting it after the success of the first film? Let us know in the comments below!