Venom is no turd as it destroys October box office record

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Lady GaGa's ex-fiancé Taylor Kinney shared with Us Weekly at the Carousel of Hope Ball in L.A. over the weekend that he "couldn't be more proud" of her for her starring role in the new movie A Star Is Born with Bradley Cooper.

Sony's first film in their own Marvel movie universe, separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Spider-Man, the Venom movie, had a lot of hype behind it before its release, and most of it was actually pretty bad. This effectively topples the previous October opening weekend record set by Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity when it earned $55.8 million in 2013.

According to estimates Sunday, the two very different films fueled an unusually robust October weekend at the North American box office.

Though Venom's domestic haul is impressive, its $125.2 million earnings overseas during its opening weekend further bolsters its total opening weekend gross to $205.2 million, Variety reports. The film holds a 31% score on review site Rotten Tomatoes.

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Taking the No. 2 spot this week is the latest iteration of the "A Star Is Born" story bringing in an estimated $41 million and producing buckets of tears along the way. Considering it was directly competing with A Star Is Born, which also took more than $40m, that's pretty damn impressive.

Though he hasn't seen her headline-making performance just yet, Kinney, 37, knew how hard 32-year-old Gaga worked.

A Star is Born did much better with the critics, leading to a 91 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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