Tom Hardy’s Venom is dominating the Indian box office. It has earned Rs 15.61 crore after three days. Venom is directed by Ruben Fleischer and also stars Riz Ahmed and Michelle Williams. It is based on Spider-Man’s supporting character Venom. Hardy plays Eddie Brock, a journalist on whose body gets attached an alien parasite called symbiote. Ahmed plays the antagonist.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh posted the figures on Twitter. He said, “#Venom puts up a STRONG TOTAL in Weekend 1… Collects more than the Hindi releases, but the trending is ordinary… Fri 4.09 cr, Sat 5.32 cr, Sun 6.20 cr. Total: ₹ 15.61 cr Nett BOC… Gross BOC: ₹ 20.20 cr. India biz.”
#Venom puts up a STRONG TOTAL in Weekend 1… Collects more than the Hindi releases, but the trending is ordinary… Fri 4.09 cr, Sat 5.32 cr, Sun 6.20 cr. Total: ₹ 15.61 cr Nett BOC… Gross BOC: ₹ 20.20 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 8, 2018
Venom’s reviews have generally been withering. It holds a 31% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. The consensus reads, “Venom’s first standalone movie turns out to be like the comics character in all the wrong ways – chaotic, noisy, and in desperate need of a stronger attachment to Spider-Man.”
The Indian Express film critic Shalini Langer gave Venom a negative review. She wrote, “As you struggle to like Eddie, to hate/like Venom, to fear Drake, to sympathise with Annie (who may be the smartest-of-them-all), to feel anything for the black-goo-like symbiotes, and to counsel against any sequels (at least standalones), there is only one real hero. He is Annie’s stand-in boyfriend, Dr Dan, who treats all — symbiotes, humans, and all in between — with equal equanimity. Now that is a man we want around at world’s end.”