Weekend Box Office: A Lukewarm Launch for Universal’s ‘First Man’

Neil Armstrong Biopic

Sony’s comic book film Venom was the #1 film for a second straight week in a row as it made $35.7 million, bringing its domestic total to $142.8 million. Warner Bros’. music-driven romantic drama A Star is Born was a close second with $28 million with Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic First Man managed just a third place debut with a mediocre $16.5 million in ticket sales from 3,640 North American theaters, and $25 million worldwide.

Arriving alongside First Man this weekend are Sony’s other new movie, a sequel to its Goosebumps Halloween movie franchise, with an estimated $16.2 million, good for the No. 4 spot, and Fox’s thriller Bad Times at the El Royale, with an estimated $7.2 million, putting it in seventh place.

Comic Book Film

Check out the October 12-14 figures below.

1. Venom — $35.7 million ($142.8M overall)
2. A Star is Born — $28 million ($94M)
3. First Man — $16.5 (debut)
4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween — $16.2 million (debut)
5. Smallfoot — $9.3 million ($57.6M)
6. Night School — $8 million ($59.8M)
7. Bad Times at the El Royale — $7.2 million (Debut)
8. The House with a Clock in Its Walls — $4 million ($62M)
9. The Hate U Give — $1.8 million ($2.5M)
10. A Simple Favor — $1.4 million ($52M)