VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE Breaks the Domestic Box Office Opening Record in the Pandemic Era

Stand down BLACK WIDOW, because your biggest domestic opening weekend record of $80 million in theaters during the pandemic era has been broken by some alien symbiotes.

VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE opened this past weekend with $90 million in domestic theatrical ticket sales, according to Deadline.

This is a 12-percent increase when compared to the opening numbers of BLACK WIDOW (minus its streaming on demand numbers) and the film's first movie, VENOM in 2018. (Has it already been that long since VENOM was released? Wow. Time is flying by.)

The VENOM sequel also came in second for biggest opening weekend in the month of October sitting behind the $96 million JOKER made in 2019.

For this sequel to not also be releasing on streaming on demand means the slow rebound of the theater industry is actually gaining traction as films like F9, BLACK WIDOW, FREE GUY, and SHANG-CHI have all helped the industry get back on track this year. Although, it still remains to be seen if this is true but with huge films like NO TIME TO DIE, DUNEETERNALSTHE MARTIX RESURRECTIONS, and of course SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME coming in the remaining months of 2021, it seems things are finally getting better at the box office now.

Fingers crossed I get to use this headline over and over again in the coming months.