Holy hell, I have to say first off that I underestimated VENOM. The movie surprised the hell out of me and I really, really enjoyed it.
And I think a lot of people are reacting the same way. What we all thought was going to be another Catwoman fiasco or even another chopped & screwed SUICIDE SQUAD turned out to be a pretty damn good surprise.
Sony Pictures produces the film for $100 million and as of now the film has made around 5x its budget and is still moving forward. The Tom Hardy led film is being projected to probably finish its run at around $565 million. And that’s just it’s domestic take. It has yet to release in China or Japan and comic book films do pretty damn good in China. So if those markets go Venom crazy that could possibly push VENOM towards the $700 million mark.
According to FORBES, VENOM has even been reported to be the most successful Spider-Man film, minus Spider-Man himself, with what it’s already taken in. That figure comes from the budget vs what it has brought in.
For example, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING made $880 million worldwide on a $174 million budget which is a take in of 5.03x its budget, and that film was part of the, money machine, MCU. Then compare that too the Sam Raimi SPIDER-MAN films and the Andrew Garfield led films and still VENOM sits on top of those films on the notion of budget and their box office take in.
Sony Pictures I’m sure is now ready to start bringing in all types of other Spidey villains into this world and create their SpiderVerse without Spider-Man. They already have a few films in some type of production, MORBIUS: The Living Vampire and KRAVEN THE HUNTER, that I’m sure will be part of this universe they’re creating. And I think it’s safe to say, Venom will be the hero in these films in the near future, and that we will be seeing him going mano-a-mano with Carnage in the inevitable sequel, following the success of VENOM.
Article written by Daniel Bowers