Making its debut at the top of the US box office this weekend is the sequel movie Venom: Let There Be Carnage
which gives us the best opening weekend of the pandemic, and one of the best October weekends in the US.
Also new this week at number 2 is the sequel animated feature The Addams Family 2 and the prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark which came in at number 4.
Further down the top 10 Indina movie Chal Mera Putt 3 was new at 9 with a debut gross of $644,000 and The Jesus Music was new at 19 with $548,848.
US box office QuickView
- Number 1 - Venom: Let There Be Carnage (1st Weekend)
- Highest debut - Venom: Let There Be Carnage (@1)
- Longest run - Jungle Cruise (10 weeks)
- Highest total gross - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ($206.1 Million)
North American box office top 5 breakdown 1st - 3rd October 2021
The Villainous Venom from the Spider-Man universe makes its debut at the top of the US box office this week in the sequel movie which brings in the kind of figures not seen since before the start of the global pandemic.
The movie takes an amazing $90 Million on its debut weekend, and in fact it outgrossed the original Venom movie from 2018 which took $80.2 Million on its debit.
The opening gross of the movie is so good it is the 8th top grossing movie of 2021 in North America after a single weekend.
Another sequel movie is a new entry at number 2 this weekend at the kooky Addams Family make their debut with a weekend gross of $17.3 Million.
The first movie in the animated series too $30 Million in 2019 at the same time of year, but that movie had better word of mouth, still expect this to hang around and do well over the upcoming Halloween season.
After 4 weeks at the top of the North American box office Marvels latest superhero movie falls to number 3 with a weekend gross of $6.1 Million, a large 53% drop over last weekend, not surprising as it targets a very similar audience to Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
The movie is now the top grossing box office film in the US for 2021 with $206.1 Million, it may be a short stay as there are some of the years biggest film released over the coming months, but still its one of the best debuts for a new character in the long running MCU.
The Sopranos was a massive TV event between 1999 and when it ended abruptly in 2007, after which its star James Gandolfini died suddenly.
The stars son Micheal Gandolfini takes over from his late father in a prequel movie to the TV series which makes its debut this weekend at number 3 with a gross of $4.6 Million.
The musical comedy drama drop to number 5 on its second weekend of release with a gross of $2.4 Million, a large 67% drop over last weekend, this gives the movie a total US gross of $11.8 Million.
This weeks top 10 US Box Office films
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- Venom: Let There Be Carnage - $90,033,210
- The Addams Family 2 - $17,325,007
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - $6,109,594
- The Many Saints of Newark - $4,651,571
- Dear Evan Hansen - $2,473,225
- Free Guy - $2,262,854
- Candyman - $1,267,320
- Jungle Cruise - $703,461
- Chal Mera Putt 3 - $644,000
- The Jesus Music - $548,848
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