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  1. Gatsby77

    Venom Movie point was never to say A Star is Born would out-gross Venom. That was never an option, to say nothing Venom's costing >3x as much. But that Venom's not exactly holding well day-to-day, despite its strong opening. And no -- A Star is Born has *not* lost ground against it. As you say, it made $35MM less opening weekend, in fact just 52% of Venom's take. And yet merely 4 days later (Thursday) it outgrossed Venom. That's the very definition of "gaining ground." And it's not a good sign for Venom's legs.
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    Venom Movie

    Also, if one wanted to be negative, could just point out that A Star is Born made more than Venom on Thursday, having caught up from making just over half of Venom's take last weekend. I still think we're looking at its topping out at $180 million domestic and would bet against a $500 million total. Sure - it might repeat at number one again this weekend, but Halloween will crush it next weekend (same demographic, plus the return of Jaime Lee Curtis). Logan this ain't.
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    Venom Movie

    ? You thought Paperheart was posting this as a negative? Isn't it a positive thing that Venom is projected to be the number one movie two weekends in a row?
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    Iron Fist 2 Netflix

    1. Good riddance. The show was bad. 2. But if you read that there article, there's a huge caveat - it's gone "On Netflix." With Disney soon launching its own streaming service, it may opt to pick up the show there.
  5. Gatsby77

    Venom Movie

    361-363 were cool. But stop there -- Maximum Carnage was horrific -- and caused me to quit the Spidey titles altogether.
  6. Gatsby77

    Venom Movie it better than Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Ghost Rider? Or about the same?
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    Venom Movie

    If this ends up doing just $160 million domestic and $200 million overseas (or $360 million total), does it get a sequel? Maybe. Does it launch a universe of spin-off films? No chance.
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    Venom Movie

    This is a stunning piece of journalism. I can't wait! Will be in the theater tomorrow with my flask loaded with Macallan.
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    Venom Movie

    It's now broken 30% positive and is rising -- 31% right now. Here are my two favorite pull quotes from two of the positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes: "It's a mess, but wow is it ever a fun, fascinating mess." "As a superhero movie, it's nothing special. As a cannibal comedy, it's priceless." Looks like I'm going to have to grab my buddy, get Ghost Rider-drunk, and catch a matinee.
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    Venom Movie

    Nah - Friday's still the official release date. It's just that the "Thursday night previews" have been pushed up from midnight to (here) as early as 5:00 pm. Same with A Star Is Born.
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    Venom Movie

    I call BS on his being "exceptionally difficult" to translate. If New Line could produce a successful Rated R Blade movie 20 years ago, there's no excuse for Sony's failure to do likewise with Venom today. To say nothing of Blade II's being a straight masterpiece. But no - let's half- it with a cartoony PG-13 take...
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  13. Gatsby77

    Venom Movie

    Yeah - it was at 29% positive two hours ago. Now it's at 27% positive. Even Suicide Squad settled at 28% after all the reviews were in.
  14. Gatsby77

    Venom Movie

    Yes - we're expecting to see Holland as Peter Parker in a cameo, but no Spider-Man. And jury's still out whether one of the two post-credit sequences -- which folks on Twitter were highlighting as among the best parts of the film -- will feature Woody Harrelson as Cletus and/or Carnage.
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    Venom Movie

    Thanks for sharing. I'm going with 41% on Rotten Tomatoes. Anyone else?