The Top 5 movies this weekend:
1. Venom - $35.7 million
2. A Star Is Born - $28 million
3. First Man - $16.5 million
4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween - $16.2 million
5. Smallfoot - $9.3 million
The Tom Hardy action movie Venom, which set an October opening record last weekend of $80 million, did less than half as much business this weekend, but still held on to the top spot. Its total gross is already closing in on $150 million.
A Star Is Born, which got far better reviews but opened with half as much business as Venom last week, narrowed the gap and held on to the second spot. Third place goes to First Man, in which Ryan Gosling plays astronaut Neil Armstrong, with an anemic $16.5 million opening take, followed closely by the horror comedy sequel Goosebumps 2.
Rounding out the Top 5 is the animated Smallfoot, dropping from third place while adding more than $9 million to its overall take.