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"Venom" smashed the record for an October opening, topping the $55.8 million launch of "Gravity" by 43%.

Did you check out Venom this weekend?

"Venom" also dominated at the worldwide box office with $125.2 million, setting an global record for an October opening.

But this exceptional box office debut is noteworthy for more reasons than one.

Check back next week for more updates on Venom's box office performance!

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Venom racked up $80 million at the box office in the United States this week, while the Lady Gaga-starring remake A Star is Born earned a solid $42.6 million.

Despite receiving a bad critical score (31% rotten), Venom now holds an 88% "fresh" score on Rotten Tomatoes, while "A Star Is Born" has received a 92% fresh critic score on the website. In stark contrast to the overall critical reception, the audience score on the review aggregator is almost 90%.

Bringing in acting talent of that calibre - with recent critical acclaim and awards attention behind them too - alongside a powerhouse like Tom Hardy, whose reputation continues to sky-rocket made Venom look like a bankable asset.

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'.

"A Star is Born" carries a 91% on the tomatometer and has all the film nerds making Oscar predictions way too early.

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