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.
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.
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.
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.
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.