Venom Opens in China With Record Box Office

Sony's Venom opened in China this week and has already posted the largest opening day box office totals for a solo superhero film in the country.

The popular Marvel antihero film opened to $34.2 million on its first day of wide release including $2.5 million earned during Thursday night previews. This puts it over 2016's Captain America: Civil War which had opened to $30 million as the previous record holder for a solo superhero film release in the country and the second-highest for a superhero film overall.

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The highest-earning opening day for a superhero film remains this year's Avengers: Infinity War with the ensemble film earning a record-breaking $71 million on its first day in China this past summer, largely from ticket presales.

This puts the Sony superhero film on track to earn close to $100 million in China during its opening weekend and the film should easily clear $600 million at the worldwide box office after clearing the $500 million mark last week.

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Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinker, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, and Woody Harrelson. The film is out in theaters now.

(via Forbes)

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