Venom: Let There be Carnage is off to a an impressive start at the box office. Officially opening today, the film pulled in $11.6 million from Thursday previews. That is enough to best the first film, which took in $10 million during Thursday previews back in 2018. At the time, 2018’s Venom managed to break an October record with its opening numbers.
Reports originally had the sequel on track for $60 million, however, with the preview numbers, it would seem Let There be Carnage is set to devour its competition.
With strong word of mouth, Let There be Carnage could very well exceed the $60 million estimate and reach above $70 million in its opening weekend. Not only would that put it in line with the first film’s box office performance, pre-pandemic, it would also give it a shot at besting the openings of F9 ($70 million) and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ($75.4 million).
Venom: Let There be Carnage is in theaters now.