Villain 'Venom' is box office hero in North American theaters

But it seems to have resonated much more with moviegoers: it has a B+ score from viewers on CinemaScore, and in the U.S. it easily shattered Gravity's record to earn the best October opening of all time.

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

With those two major openings helped out by other films, this was "easily the best October (box-office) weekend ever", the Associated Press reported.

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The Tom Hardy-fronted movie, based on a popular Marvel Comics favourite, had received cold reviews from critics, winning only a 31% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

In second place was another new release, musical romance "A Star Is Born", which took in $41.25 million.

Unlike Venom, A Star is Born has a favourable critical reception. The film, which stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, features a ton of incredible original music. The strong domestic openings pushed the weekend's total business to about $174 million, or 15% above the prior mark of $151.5 million set in 2015 when Matt Damon's "The Martian" opened, according to comScore. That also exceeded expectations that had the film bringing in around $30 million. The consensus goes, "With appealing leads, deft direction, and an affecting love story, A Star Is Born is a remake done right - and a reminder that some stories can be just as effective in the retelling".

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