The Grinch returned to theaters after 18 years away and took the top spot at the box office with one of the highest ever animated film openings in November history while Venom had a massive Chinese opening that pushed it’s already huge gross even higher.
The final weekend of October 2018 cemented it as the highest grossing October of all time as Halloween, A Star is Born and Venom remained a strong top 3 while most of the new releases didn’t fare very well.
It couldn’t quite top Venom’s record-breaking October opening but Halloween took the second highest grossing October opening weekend record as well as the second-best R rated horror opening of all time and the best opening ever for the slasher genre.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris, and Joe talk more Venom, deep cut Hanna-Barbera cartoons, the original TMNT movie score, terrible police procedurals, the live action Aladdin, Preacher Season 3, Bad Times at the El Royale and more.
Venom and A Star is Born held off all comers and remained in first and second place with strong second weekend performances.
James Gunn is writing and possibly directing Suicide Squad 2, the first look at The CW’s Batwoman, True Detective Season 3 gets a release date, Universal Soldier getting rebooted, Iron Fist gets canceled and much more in this week’s News Shotgun.
This week on the podcast, Zach and Chris talk about some of the sights of NYCC 2018, the Universal Soldier franchise, the first look at The CW’s Batwoman, Michael Crichton, Venom, Terminator: Salvation, Mandy and more.
After a lackluster live-action debut in Spider-Man 3, Venom takes center stage with a 100% committed and bonkers Tom Hardy playing both Venom and his reluctant host, disgraced reporter Eddie Brock.
Venom, despite poor reviews from critics, had a massive opening over the weekend, shattering the record for best October opening while the new A Star is Born also performed well beyond expectations in second place.
Coming off his most recent album, Kamikaze, Eminem surprised everyone with an official tie-in song to this past weekend’s box office juggernaut, Venom, and the official music video for the song dropped last Friday to coincide with the movie.