Venom is no turd as it destroys October box office record

Getty Images

Earlier this week, a set of Lady Gaga fans were accused of bolstering the opening weekend for Venom through online bots.

Venom also smashed the record Gravity previously held for the highest-ever October opening, with the 2013 film earning US$55.8 million.

Venom is directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) and features a cast that includes Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott, Scott Haze, Sope Aluko and Ron Cephas Jones.

But despite the film's opening weekend success, Rotten Tomatoes has the movie ranked at a low 32 percent with an average rating of 4.5 out of 10.

But "Venom" carries a bad 32% on the tomatometer and scored a recording breaking box office debut anyway.

Coming in at No. 2 this weekend is the music-heavy drama "A Star Is Born".

According to ScreenDaily, the movie has opened with £8 million - of which £5.6 million was the Friday-Sunday weekend period, and the rest was previews on Wednesday and Thursday.

"A Star Is Born's" big box office is a good start for a film that will likely be a big contender during awards season this winter.

A Star Is Born, which also stars Lady Gaga, made £900,000 from previews as well, putting it overall at £4 million in this country so far - £100,000 behind Johnny English 3.

A Star is Born did much better with the critics, leading to a 91 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Related:

  • Palestinian kills two Israelis in settlement's industrial zone: army

    Palestinian kills two Israelis in settlement's industrial zone: army

    A wave of Palestinian attacks against Israelis, predominantly settlers, broke out in 2015, but they have since become sporadic. Hamas claimed responsibility for the West Bank murder, setting off a mass Israeli response against the group.
    Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations 'scary time' for men

    Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations 'scary time' for men

    The fourth, Deborah Ramirez , accuses Kavanaugh of thrusting his exposed penis in her face at a college party. It doesn't necessarily have to be a woman", Trump said.
    Donald Trump says he wants 'comprehensive' FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh

    Donald Trump says he wants 'comprehensive' FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh

    At another point, he said, "I think the Federal Bureau of Investigation should do whatever they have to do to get to the answer". Mitchell said the second problem was that Ford has been inconsistent with identifying Kavanaugh. "How could you not [believe Dr.
  • Latest Updates on Hurricane Sergio, Michael, Tropical Storm Leslie

    Latest Updates on Hurricane Sergio, Michael, Tropical Storm Leslie

    Alabama and Georgia - along with waterlogged North and SC - remain very much in the path of this system over the coming week. The NHC has forecast that Michael is slated to strengthen and will bring heavy rains, damaging winds , and storm surge .

    Police report reveals Brett Kavanaugh allegedly threw ice during bloody bar fight

    The bar fight report comes amid Kavanaugh's testimony in which he challenged claims that suggested he was a "sloppy drunk". The big banana-shaped sofa on the set of "Fox & Friends" has nearly always been safe space for President Donald Trump .

    Paul Scholes on ’embarrassing’ Jose Mourinho: Manchester United legend’s tirade in full

    We have Newcastle before the league stops [for the global break] and after that we have Chelsea and Juventus in three days.
  • Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice

    Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice

    Still, she sent signals that Kavanaugh had cleared a hurdle by reassuring her that he believed the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights is settled law. "This is why women don't report sexual assaults", he said.
    Trump Comes To Orlando To Speak To Law Enforcement

    Trump Comes To Orlando To Speak To Law Enforcement

    President Trump said he has a "very good relationship" with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and has no plans to fire him. The same day, Trump and Rosenstein spoke by phone while the president was at an United Nations conference in NY .
    France raises questions over disappearance of Interpol chief

    France raises questions over disappearance of Interpol chief

    Meng's wife, who has remained in Lyon with their children according to police sources, was receiving protection, it said. His duties in China would have put him in close proximity to former leaders, some who had fallen afoul of Xi's campaign.
  • Google to shut down Google Plus after user information exposed

    Google to shut down Google Plus after user information exposed

    They said the firm would now "sunset" the app, which failed to truly challenge market leader Facebook , citing "very low usage". However, this breach has to be seen in the larger context of what's going on more generally with data privacy and security.
    Melania Trump arrives in Ghana

    Melania Trump arrives in Ghana

    The dungeons that I saw ... what happened so many years ago, it's really a tragedy". She added that the castle is a "special place". Other stops include Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.
    'A Scary Time for Young Men.' President Trump Decries Sexual Assault Allegations

    'A Scary Time for Young Men.' President Trump Decries Sexual Assault Allegations

    Judge Kavanaugh's defenders counter that the accusations against him risk making the man a professional and social pariah. President Donald Trump has told reporters that it is a "difficult" and "scary" time for young men in the US.

Comments

Latest news

Is Saudi Arabia Showing Signs Of Weakness?
He claimed that Khashoggi had left the building not long after he entered earlier this week, alleging, "If he's in Saudi Arabia, I would know that".

Melania Trump dances with kids, feeds baby elephant during Kenya visit
Trump joins other first ladies - including Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama - in embarking on solo trips to Africa . While petting of the baby elephants, a calf run in her direction apparently startled by her touch - momentarily unsettling her.

Man United sinks Newcastle 3-2 in thrilling comeback
Jose Mourinho has revealed how Manchester United mastered a magical 3-2 come back against Newcastle United at the weekend. He has scored 20 goals already for LA Galaxy, and is in excellent form. "We have to concentrate on Manchester United".

F1: Lewis Hamilton wins Japanese GP, Sebastian Vettel finishes sixth
Vettel managed one run on slicks between pitting to get rid of intermediates and the rain coming back, but ran off-track at Spoon. Ricciardo was now the man on the move, having moved from 15th to 10th before the safety vehicle .

Windies under fire against India in first Test
Powell added 47 runs for the second wicket with Shai Hope (17) and later another 41 runs with Chase (20) for the fifth wicket. India 1st Innings: 649 for 9 in 149.5 overs ( Virat Kohli 139, Prithvi Shaw 134, Ravindra Jadeja 100; Devendra Bishoo 4/217).

Martin Keown states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Man City
The City boss said: "The best way to protect the bus is for the Liverpool fans to be as Liverpool fans supposedly are". Salah remains an excellent player and will score goals in the future.

Teenager Prithvi Shaw roars at Rajkot with Test century on debut
Only two batsmen, Lokesh Rahul (0) and Ravichandran Ashwin (7), got out without posting double-digit scores. Kohli became the quickest batsman to reach 24 Test centuries after the great Donald Bradman.

Photos ; Melania Trump tours Cape coast Castle
Spokesperson for the protestors, Rachael Pope, said the Americans living in Malawi had a "take-home" message for US First Lady. But Melania Trump shocked onlookers during her solo tour of Africa by dropping her guard and dancing with children in Kenya.

Seoul: North Korea estimated to have 20-60 nuclear weapons
On Saturday, the president said he "fell in love" with Kim during their June meet-and-greet in Singapore. On the agenda is likely the planning of a second summit between Kim and President Trump.

Tom Hardy says his favourite 40 minutes Of 'Venom' were cut
The problem with Venom is simple: only one person involved in this thing seems to understand what the movie should be. IGN: Tom Hardy does his best to elevate a tonally confused script, but Venom will leave you begging for an antidote.

Grassley: Secret FBI report ‘found no hint’ of Kavanaugh misconduct
Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who's considered the most vulnerable member of her party, announced Thursday she is a no vote. Democrats claimed throughout the week that the FBI's additional background check was not sufficient due to its limited scope.

N.C. State professor offers statement to Federal Bureau of Investigation on former friend, Kavanaugh
Kavanaugh, then hit the man in the ear with a glass, according to the police report , which was obtained by The New York Times . A witness to the fight said that Chris Dudley , a Yale basketball player who was friends with Mr.

Diplomats' same-sex partners denied USA visas
The organization recommended that partners living in New York City "consider getting married in City Hall" before December 31. Diplomats can still obtain visas for their partners if they get married, including if they do so while in the United States.

American, Japanese win Nobel for cancer research
His drug, known commercially as Yervoy, became the first to extend the survival of patients with late-stage melanoma. T-cells are a type of white blood cell that play a central role in the body's natural immunity to disease.

Musk Sees "Victory" Tuesday, SEC Deal: Tesla Jumps
Musk said that he had " funding secured " for a buyout of the electric-car company at $420 a share, reports The New York Times. Musk and Tesla must each pay $20 million in fines , which will be distributed to traders who were harmed by the tweets.

Other news