But it seems to have resonated much more with moviegoers: it has a B+ score from viewers on CinemaScore, and in the USA it easily shattered Gravity's record to earn the best October opening of all time.
Venom centers around a new villainous character from the Spider-Man-Marvel extended universe, though there is no appearance from Peter Parker in this movie. A lot of ink has been spilled about the power a rotten "Rotten Tomatoes" score has and how damaging it can be to a film's bottom line.
However, on Metacritic, Venom has a 5.8 user score, way below than the 9.2 user score for Lady Gaga's 'A Star Is Born'.
Meeting shows 'fundamental' differences with China
The trade war between China and the United States is however being seen as a barrier to co-operation in the North Korean crisis. Kim also brought up the interactions between the North Korean leader and Roman Catholic Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-joong at Mt.
The film, which stars Gaga in her first major feature role, brought in estimated $42.6 million for its opening in the United States this week. I guess the biggest challenge was just the fortitude to keep going because it was a long process and you can't really see the light at the end of the tunnel for a good half of that process.
Fifth place went to Universal's family-friendly offering "The House With a Clock in Its Walls", which slipped from third place last weekend with takings of $7.3 million.
Hitting screens this coming weekend are Bad Times At The El Royale, an all-star thriller starring Jon Hamm and Dakota Johnson among others.
A bankable Oscar-bait movie and a hit superhero flick?