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Oct082018

'Venom' delivers record $80 opening weekend; 'A Star Is Born' soars with $41 million debut

© 2018 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.(LOS ANGELES) -- Two of this weekend's new releases, Venom and A Star Is Born combined for the 10th-biggest October opening weekends of all time.

Marvel's Spider-Man spinoff, starring Tom Hardy as the titular character, delivered an estimated $80 million -- the biggest October opening ever -- beating the previous record set by Gravity in 2013 by more than $20 million.

Overseas, Venom earned an estimated $125.2, for a record October worldwide opening topping $205 million.

A Star Is Born took second place, earning an estimated $41.25 million. Adding in the $1.3 million from Tuesday and Wednesday sneak peaks, the latest remake of the classic film -- this time starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga -- has collected a total of $42.6 million.

In third place was the animated feature Smallfoot, delivering an estimated $14.9 million. Night School, in its second weekend of release, dropped from first to fourth place with an estimated $12.275 million.

Rounding out the top five was The House with a Clock in Its Walls, grabbing an estimated $7.3 million.

The Hate U Give -- a film adaptation of the late Angela Thomas' novel of the same name, starring Amandla Stenberg -- had an impressive opening weekend, earning $500,000 from just 36 theaters. It's expected to expand to around 200 theaters next weekend.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated domestic box office earnings:

1. Venom, $80 million
2. A Star Is Born, $41.25 million
3. Smallfoot, $14.9 million
4. Night School, $12.275 million
5. The House With a Clock in Its Walls, $7.3 million
6. A Simple Favor, $3.4 million
7. The Nun, $2.6 million
8. Hell Fest, $2.075 million
9. Crazy Rich Asians, $2.06 million
10. The Predator, $900,000

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