‘Venom’ breaks records, ‘A Star Is Born’ shines at the box office

Lady Gaga

Did you check out Venom this weekend?

Despite all of the critical teeth-gnashing and the suspicions that Venom was going to be a turkey of epic proportions, Sony's first Spider-Man spin-off pulled the proverbial rope-a-dope on its first weekend and broke box office records.

Despite receiving a bad critical score (31% rotten), Venom now holds an 88% "fresh" score on Rotten Tomatoes, while "A Star Is Born" has received a 92% fresh critic score on the website.

Check back next week for more updates on Venom's box office performance!

Oh and, one more bit of good news for this arguably bad movie - the next live action superhero flick, "Aquaman" doesn't hit the silver screen until December giving "Venom" lots of breathing room to collect as many box office dollars as possible.

Hurricane Florence threatens USA coast with 'vicious' winds, floods
Florence is expected to bring with it very heavy rain that has the potential to overflow rivers and produce flash flooding. Communities could lose electricity for weeks, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long said.

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin Announces Support For Kavanaugh
Ford wrote Koegler an email saying that the person who assaulted her was the president's "favorite for SCOTUS", he said. I testified with five people foremost in my mind: "my mom, my dad, my wife, and most of all my daughters".

Chelsea go top as leaders fail to fire
So that gave me a degree of comfort knowing that, if Uche is out, we can deal with it. Asked if the 27-year-old was available, Guardiola said: "We will see tomorrow".

Venom has already received an "88% liked it" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, getting ahead of "A Star Is Born" which has earned 84% rating on the website.

The third remake of the 1937 film of the same name, it marks the directing debut of Bradley Cooper, who stars as a musician who discovers and falls in love with a young singer played by pop superstar Lady Gaga.

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

Tom Hardy starrer Venom opened at 80 million dollars at the U.S. box office, breaking the October opening weekend record by a huge margin.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Saudi Arabia to let Turkey search consulate over missing journalist
Oct 10, 2018 - 01:09
The board said Saudi Arabia has to identify the 15 officials who were at the consulate and exactly what happened inside. According to his fiancee Cengiz, Khashoggi had visited the consulate to receive an official document for his marriage.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israelis killed in Palestinian shooting attack: Netanyahu
Oct 10, 2018 - 00:43
The zone is located near the Israeli settlement of Barkan and the settlement of Ariel located in the north of the West Bank. The Israelis blame Palestinian violence, "incitement" and intransigence for the lack of progress in peace efforts.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kim expected to meet 'soon' with leaders of China, Russia: Seoul
Oct 09, 2018 - 03:56
He also expressed his hope of facilitating communication and cooperation with China on major worldwide and regional issues. After spending about five hours in Beijing , Pompeo headed for the airport to return to Washington.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Melania Trump: 'Glad' both Kavanaugh and Ford were heard
Oct 09, 2018 - 03:27
Pith helmets, otherwise known as "safari helmets" or topees, were worn primarily in the 18 and 19 centuries by European explorers. However, she told reporters of her husband Donald Trump's Twitter habits that she doesn't "always agree with what he tweets".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google wants to take tablets seriously again with the leaked Pixel Slate
Oct 09, 2018 - 03:24
Well, are you waiting for this device? Richard starts with the wide-angle angle shot and takes it all way to the close-up shot. Specifications are nothing to write home about, with a Snapdragon 845 chipset and 4GB RAM/64GB storage for the base model .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh Family for Ugly Confirmation Process
Oct 09, 2018 - 03:22
Kavanaugh was sworn in on Saturday evening in a private ceremony as protesters chanted outside the court building. The court's two oldest justices are Democratic appointees: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85 and Stephen Breyer is 80.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Microsoft Aborts Windows 10 October 2018 Update Due To Bugs
Oct 09, 2018 - 03:08
Following a number of quality control issues with the October 2018 Update for Windows 10 , Microsoft finally paused its rollout . Now, this application must face a new problem, as it does not work correctly in the new Windows 10 October 2018 Update .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google says social network bug exposed private data
Oct 09, 2018 - 02:31
Users can grant access to their Profile data, and the public Profile information of their friends, to Google + apps, via the API. Google and Apple are both now giving users more control over their data and the ability to limit what third parties can access.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sebastian Vettel defends Ferrari’s tyre gamble in Japan qualifying
Oct 08, 2018 - 02:12
He was penalised five seconds and could well have finished second without it, having crossed the line 1.3 seconds behind Bottas. The German went for a gung-ho lunge on Verstappen as he slowed down from 190mph at the left-handed Spoon corner.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Virat Kohli wants more water breaks in extreme heat
Oct 08, 2018 - 02:12
The Windies bowlers are all but done for this Test match thanks to the mammoth 555-run deficit still staring at them. At the time when they needed to hold the ground, they went for reckless shots that proved costly eventually.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Turkish-Arab journalists: We stand with Khashoggi
Oct 08, 2018 - 01:56
Turkey summoned the Saudi ambassador Thursday over the writer's disappearance. All public protests are banned in the kingdom, as are political parties.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kim Jong-un agrees to hold second Trump summit soon
Oct 08, 2018 - 01:19
Pompeo is now on a swing through the region as he communicates with all key players on the North Korean denuclearization process. U.S. officials have thus far said the penalties will remain in place until the North's denuclearization is fully verified.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Crisis looms as Oshiomole meets with APC Governors over Primaries
Oct 08, 2018 - 01:11
Dankwambo is a 56-year-old former Accountant General of the Federation and former Accountant General of Gombe. He said "As at thursday, APC brought hoodlums to create an atmosphere of insecurity in Rivers State".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Some Say Riyad Mahrez's Penalty Is Still In The Air Right Now
Oct 08, 2018 - 01:05
Aguero is City's usual penalty-taker, but he had been substituted, leading to an on-field discussion as to who would take it. While he can be quite efficient from free kicks, it seems like the next time, somebody else should take the penalty kicks.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court justice
Oct 07, 2018 - 03:05
The US President targeted Christine Blasey Ford's inability to remember details of the alleged 1982 incident. Eight Gonzaga law school professors are among the more than 2,400 signatories to a letter to the U.S.