Despite several new releases this weekend, “Venom” and “A Star is Born” stayed at the top of the box office. The two films will have to battle Michael Myers and “Halloween” next weekend, a film that will most likely shake up the domestic charts.
Sony Pictures’ “Venom” stayed at the top of the box office this weekend, bringing in over $35M across 4,250 locations. The new superhero installment has now made over $142M in just two-weeks, creating a possible new franchise for the studio. “Venom” was directed by Ruben Fleischer, the film stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate, and Riz Ahmed.
“A Star is Born,” from Warner Bros. Pictures, took second-place once again with a $28M weekend. Now in its second week in theaters, the drama has made over $94M domestically. “A Star is Born” was directed by Bradley Cooper, the film features Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and Sam Elliott.
Universal Pictures’ “First Man” was the highest grossing new release this weekend, but the $16M debut was only good enough for third-place overall on the domestic charts. “First Man” was directed by Damien Chazelle, the film features Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, and Jason Clarke.
“Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween,” another project from Sony Pictures, debuted in fourth-place this weekend after grossing $16M across 3,521 locations. “Goosebumps 2” was directed by Ari Sandel, the film features Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, and Jeremy Ray Taylor.
Wrapping up the Top Five overall this week was “Smallfoot” from Warner Bros Pictures. The animated comedy made another $9M this weekend, raising the film’s three-week total to just over $57M domestically.
Not making the Top Five but worth mentioning are a couple of limited-release films. “Bad Times At The El Royale” made $7M across 2,808 locations, while Amazon’s “Beautiful Boy” made $221K from just four locations.
Next weekend these films will have to battle the “Halloween” reboot.