Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Photo Credit: News Nation )
New Delhi :
Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Sony Pictures' sequel blew past expectations at the US Box Office this weekend. The film, which stars Tom Hardy in the lead role, notched an estimated $90.1 million at the US box office this weekend. The total is the biggest in the history of the pandemic era and second biggest ever for the month of October, according to the reports of Comscore.This news is a great sign for theaters in India as Venom 2 will be expected to bring footfalls back into cinema.
The film will also have Michelle Williams reprise her role from the first film whereas among new additions is also actress Naomie Harris whose glimpse as Shriek was seen in the trailer. This film will also happen to be doubly special for Hardy as the actor not only returns to his superhero role but also receives his first writing credit for a major project with this film. The film is all set to release in 3D, IMAX and 4DX and across 4 languages - Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu .
Venom grossed over $850 million (about Rs. 6,219 crores) worldwide — even as it failed critically — with $213.5 million (about Rs. 1,562 crores) from cinemas in the US and Canada, and $269 million (about Rs. 1,968 crores) from theatres in China. This is not the first time that Venom’s release date has been changed. It was originally set to drop in October 2020, the next Venom movie was first delayed to June 2021, then to September 2021, before jumping to October 15 due to a resurgence of coronavirus cases in the US due to the highly-contagious Delta variant.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage was widely expected to be further delayed, more so in the wake of Paramount Pictures pushing Tom Cruise-led Top Gun: Maverick to 2022, but Sony Pictures has decided to stick, rather than twist.