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‘Venom’ crosses ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Spider-Man’ at global box office

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  • “Venom” has officially surpassed “Wonder Woman” at the
    worldwide box office.
  • A major reason is China, where “Venom” has made $205 million
    compared to $90 million for “Wonder Woman.”
  • “Venom” has also topped other popular superhero movies, like
    “Spider-Man” and “Deadpool.”

 

“Venom” continues to shock Hollywood at the box office.

Sony’s Spider-Man spin-off continued its dominance over the
weekend, pulling in another $21 million
internationally
and raising its worldwide total to $822
million.

That means it has officially surpassed another highly successful
superhero movie, 2017’s “Wonder Woman,” at the global box office.
“Wonder Woman” peaked at over $821 million, but “Venom” refuses
to slow down.


READ MORE: How ‘Venom’ scored one of the
biggest superhero-movie openings ever in China

A major reason for its stunning international box office is
China. “Venom” has made $205 million there, while “Wonder Woman”
made $90 million, according to Box Office Mojo. 

Exhibitor Relations senior box-office analyst Jeff Bock told Business Insider earlier
this month that monster movies are “bonafide box office
gold” in China, and “Venom” is “as monstrous as it gets in the
superhero universe.” China also helped monster movies like “The
Meg” and “Rampage” become box-office hits worldwide this
year.

But “Wonder Woman” isn’t the only popular superhero movie
that “Venom” has topped.



READ MORE: ‘Venom’ gives Sony an edge over
Disney in its fight to keep Spider-Man, according to industry
experts


The movie has also crossed the worldwide box office
(unadjusted for inflation) of nearly every other “Spider-Man”
movie, including “Spider-Man,” “Spider-Man 2,” “The Amazing
Spider-Man,” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” The only ones it
hasn’t reached are “Spider-Man 3” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming,”
which made $890 million and $880 million, respectively.

“Venom” is currently 70th on the list of highest-grossing movies in the world of all
time, according to Box Office Mojo. Superhero movies like
“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” and both
“Deadpool” movies are below it.

“Venom” has revitalized Sony’s “Spider-Man”
plans
, so it’s not surprising that the studio likely already scheduled a
sequel
for October, 2020. Expect a lot more “Venom” in the
years to come.

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