'Venom' sequel makes record post-pandemic box office entry

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(AFP) – The latest superhero movie to date, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”, produced by Sony, has been released in theaters. North America at levels most seen since the start of the pandemic, pocketing 90, $ 1 million, according to provisional figures released Sunday by the specialist firm Exhibitor Relations.

The film tells how an investigative journalist, played by Briton Tom Hardy, to whom an extraterrestrial parasite gives superpowers, tries to stop a serial killer (Woody Harrelson) who escaped from prison after merging with another alien.

In second place, another newcomer to the dark theaters, “The Addams Family 2: a hellish trip “, the adventures of the terrifying and crazy family who have garnered 10 millions.

Arrived on the third step of the “Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings” podium, finally dethroned after having pranced at the top of the entries for four weeks, amassing 6 million.

The film, which is set in an imaginary China mixing gigantic creatures, mysticism and kung fu , is the first of Marvel Studios to have an Asian director (Destin Daniel Cretton) and a cast also dominated by Asian stars, led by Chinese Canadian Simu Liu.

In fourth position, “Many Saints Of Newark – A History of the Sopranos”, which traces the youthful years of the famous mafioso Tony Soprano, from the cult eponymous television series, collected at its release 5 million.

Double the income generated by the musical drama “Dear Evan Hansen” (2.5 million), in which the life of a high school student suffering from social anxiety changes after the suicide of one of his classmates.

Action comedy “Free Guy” drops to sixth place in the charts for its eighth week on screens, grossing $ 2.3 million for a total of nearly of 118 millions since its release.

Here is the rest of the top 10:

7 – “Candyman” (1.2 million)

8 – “Cry Macho” (1 million)

9 – “Jungle Cruise” (680 . 00 0)

10 – “Copshop” (118. 00 0)

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