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'Venom' sets October record with US$80M; 'Star Is Born' soars

Venom bites head off October box office record

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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