The signs are getting better and better for the box office’s revival. After Shang-Chi dominated and James Bond‘s next film No Time to Die eyeing a great $90M international start, things are looking up for the industry. Now, early predictions are also hinting at some good numbers for Venom: Let There Be Carnage. It’s currently eyeing between $40M to $60M+ over the course of three days at 4,200 locations. These are great numbers
Deadline also shared that the fan screenings were filmed to the brim this Monday, which adds some hope that it’ll surpass the higher end of its predictions. Shang-Chi originally was hovering around a $50M+ prediction before it managed to beat expectations. Let There Be Carnage is a theater-only release and that has proven quite successful. Even if the lowest predictions are closer to A Quiet Place 2‘s box office, it’s still showing a positive development within the market.
The original Venom opened to the best domestic opening in October with $80.2M. While it was trumped by Joker a year later, it still was an impressive feat by the Spider-Man spinoff without the wallcrawler involved. It’s going up against The Addams Family 2 and The Many Saints of Newark, which will both have digital alternatives. The only question remains if Sony will be happy, even considering the current pandemic, with the sequel performing less than its first entry, especially with its initial Rotten Tomatoes rating by critics. Though, fans did quite enjoy it as it stands at 81% audience score. So, it might all depend on critic reactions and word-of-mouth to push the sequel.