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Sony Breaks $2 Billion Internationally as Venom Passes $700M Worldwide

Following a monumental $111 million opening weekend in China, Sony's Venom has only added to its already impressive list of accolades.

According to Deadline, including today's grosses, Sony's first Spider-Verse film has surpassed $700 million worldwide and it set to pass $500 million overseas tomorrow. Moreover, thanks to the added boost to Venom's box office revenue, the film has officially pushed Sony past the $2 billion mark at the international box office for 2018.

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While Venom has undeniably led the charge, Sony's $2 billion 2018 was also assured by Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, Peter Rabbit, The Equalizer 2, as well as the holdover revenue from the Christmas 2017 release Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. What's more, Sony still has Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Holmes and Watson to look forward to before the year is out.

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This marks the first time Sony has passed the $2 billion threshold this early in the year since Oct. 31, 2012. By the time 2012 ended, the company had actually passed over $4 billion thanks to the success of such films as Skyfall, The Amazing Spider-Man, Men In Black III, 21 Jump Street and the original Hotel Transylvania.

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Despite the critical response for Venom being less than ideal, the film has proven to be a massively successful gamble for Sony. And these new numbers only solidify the fact that Tom Hardy-starred antihero flick has effectively defied the odds.

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In theaters now, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Woody Harrelson, Sope Aluko, Scott Deckert, Marcella Bragio and Michelle Lee.

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