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039;Venom' latest hit to trump bad reviews with great box office while 'A Star Is Born' soars into second spot

Tom Hardy bonds with an alien symbiote in"Venom

With those two major openings helped out by other films, this was "easily the best October (box-office) weekend ever", the Associated Press reported.

Despite being panned by critics, the movie comfortably broke the October opening weekend record by more than $20 million, according to Box Office Mojo figures.

"Venom" also dominated at the global box office with $125.2 million, setting an worldwide record for an October opening.

We already know about the majesty of "Shallow", but another secret strong record from the movie is "Look What I Found", the bouncy ballad sung between the characters of Jackson Maine and Ally, played by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Considering it was directly competing with A Star Is Born, which also took more than $40m, that's pretty damn impressive.

Venom earned $80 million domestic, which is well past Deadline's projected $65 million estimate.

Venom has finally got his own movie and though it doesn't feature the cameo from Tom Holland's wall-crawler that we were all hoping for, it's still stuffed full of references to the sinister symbiote's history in the pages of Spider-Man comics.

A Star Is Born, which also stars Lady Gaga, made £900,000 from previews as well, putting it overall at £4 million in this country so far - £100,000 behind Johnny English 3.

"A Star is Born" carries a 91% on the tomatometer and has all the film nerds making Oscar predictions way too early.

Third place went to Warner Bros.'s "Smallfoot", with earnings of $14.9 million in its second weekend.

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