New Releases Flounder as Both ‘Venom’ and ‘A Star Is Born’ Hold Strong

Last weekend’s big movies managed to maintain their spots at the box office for the second weekend in a row, while this weekend’s new releases really didn’t make much of a dent at all.

Venom held on to the top spot again, bringing in an estimated $35.7 million. That’s a fantastic hold for a super hero film, and one that’s proving divisive, as it dropped just 55% week to week. Initially I thought that Venom would have a hard time making it to $200 million, but with it currently sitting at $138.6 million, I don’t think it’s actually going to be a problem at all.

As for the rest of the top five, A Star Is Born also posted an incredible hold, down just 31% week to week, as it brought in $29.6 million. It’s total currently stands at $95.7 million, with a lot more to come.

This weeks two new debuts, First Man and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, both failed to find large audiences, with the former delivering $16.8 million to wind up in third place and the latter settling for fourth with just $15.7 million. Smallfoot closed things out fifth place with $8.8 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) A Star Is Born – $31 million
2) Venom – $30 million
3) First Man – $20 million
4) Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – $15 million
5) Bad Times at the El Royale – $10 million

And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:

1) Venom – $35.7 million
2) A Star Is Born – $29.6 million
3) First Man – $16.8 million
4) Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – $15.7 million
5) Smallfoot– $8.8 million

Next week sees the release of the hugely anticipated Halloween, which you can read our review here. Be sure to check back next week to see our predictions.

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