As the world continues to deal with the coronavirus, movie theaters are still struggling to bring in audiences. When it comes to comic book movies pre-pandemic, it wasn’t hard to imagine a film surpassing $300 million domestically. Now, though, most are lucky to cross the $100 million mark.
In 2021, only two films have crossed $200 million domestically. The first is Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which achieved the feat in October, a month into its release. The second is Venom: Let There be Carnage, which officially achieved the feat as of today, a little over a month into its release. Shang-Chi, now available on Disney+, looks to end its theatrical run with $224.4 million domestically. While Venom is now at $202.4 million as of its 7th outing.
It remains to be seen how far Venom: Let There be Carnage will go. As it stands, the film has a fair share of competition in Marvel Studios’ Eternals, which is in its second weekend. That film pulled in another $28 million, helping it cross $100 million domestically as of today. Eternals, of course, should continue to pull in viewers until Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters next month. That film, of course, is more than likely to give Sony a second $200 million+ release this year.
Venom: Let There be Carnage is still playing in theaters.