Sony’s Venom might not have had the best critic reviews, but the film really is raking in money at the box office. Now that the film’s reached its second week in cinemas, the Symbiote Standalone is reportedly moving on track to surpass both 20th Century Fox’s Logan and Warner Brother’s Justice League at the box office.
Sitting comfortably on an egg worth $377.4 million at the global box office, CBM reports that Venom is setting its sights to bigger and better numbers for itself. Though the publication doesn’t give away its estimation for the movie, it does say that Venom will likely move upwards from its place as the 16th highest grossing film of 2018. The Symbiote Standalone movie starring Tom Hardy is expected to surpass $550 million worldwide after it opens in China later this November.
The movie is also expected to reach well beyond $600 million, allowing the movie to move pass Logan’s $619 million haul at the global box office and Justice League’s $657 million total.
Sure, the site it might be a bit too optimistic with its predictions, but Venom has been doing exceptionally well despite the flack it has received from critics. With a 31% rotten critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, the film has been described as “tone-deaf,” “clunky,” “messy,” “bad-bad” and a “waste of a perfectly good Tom Hardy.”
Still, despite its imperfections, filmgoers seem to gravitate towards the movie, seeing its potential as a cult classic. Now, it looks like this potential just might help the film move up the ladder at the box office this year.
Venom is currently screening in cinemas.