Lady Gaga's ex-fiancé Taylor Kinney 'proud' of 'A Star Is Born'

039;Venom' latest hit to trump bad reviews with great box office while 'A Star Is Born' soars into second spot

039;Venom' latest hit to trump bad reviews with great box office while 'A Star Is Born' soars into second spot

This effectively topples the previous October opening weekend record set by Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity when it earned $55.8 million in 2013.

Say what you want about how underused some of the key cast are in Venom - particularly Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed, who gets precious little in the way of good material to work with - but it was an ingenious move to hire them. Internationally Venom raked in over $125 million making Venom's total box office gain $205,230,000 after only 3 days!

But "Venom" carries a awful 32% on the tomatometer and scored a recording breaking box office debut anyway.

Box office stats courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

But despite the film's opening weekend success, Rotten Tomatoes has the movie ranked at a low 32 percent with an average rating of 4.5 out of 10. The film, which stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, features a ton of incredible original music.

Unlike Venom, A Star is Born has a favourable critical reception. A Star is Born stormed out of the gates as counter-programming and locked in a $42 million box office.

"A Star Is Born" holds a 91% score on Rotten Tomatoes and rode that buzz to a very strong opening weekend for an awards film.

Animated movie Smallfoot finished third with US$14.4 million, followed by comedy Night School, with US$12.3 million.

First Man, another Oscar-bait movie, is also out - with Ryan Gosling reuniting with the La La Land director to portray Neil Armstrong.

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