Despite the myriad of negative reviews that the film has received upon its release, Tom Hardy’s Venom has actually managed to make it to the top of the weekend’s box office, amassing $80 Million in the US, and $205 Million worldwide. On the contrary to its unfortunate 31% rating on RottenTomatoes’ TomatoMeter, the commercial performance of Tom Hardy’s latest feature has hit a new milestone, scoring the highest weekend opening amongst all October’s releases. Additionally, such ground-breaking earnings have also aided Venom to outclass Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s latest production A Star Is Born that has attained the ‘Certified Fresh’ badge on RottenTomatoes.com, with a 90% rating on the Tomatometer
It’s arguable whether Venom will be able to sustain its #1 spot in the box office, especially with the release of a handful of anticipated titles in the coming weeks such as First Man, Bad Times At The Royale and the sequel of the classic horror flick Halloween. However, these figures surely mark another episode in the consequences of the widened gap between the preferences of the public audience, and critics’ reviews and ratings.