Marvel fans might be apprehensive about the turnout of Sony’s Spider-Man-less Venom movie, however analysts expect the Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters standalone movie to break through October box office records when it makes its premiere next month.
According to a new report by Deadline, Venom’s early tracking numbers suggest an opening between $60 million to $70 million when the film premieres during the first weekend of October.
Though the numbers could change as we go along the month of September, if Venom does open within that range, then the film could very well turn out to be the highest-earning opening weekend film in October box office history.
Gravity which opened to $55.7 million almost five years ago set the current October box office record. No other October film has ever exceeded the 2013 science fiction thriller’s numbers, however, if Venom does make $60 million and above, then it very may be the first to beat the Alfonso Cuaron-directed movie. The film to nearly match Gravity’s record was 20th Century Fox’s space film The Martian. Releasing in 2015, the film earned $54.3 million during its opening weekend.
Hopefully, Venom gets great reviews to help it gain enough traction to go past the projected $60 to $70 million opening.
Venom makes its big debut on October 5.