Venom was a big surprise this year and now the movie has earned more than the cumulative global box office of Thor Ragnarok. It is also just $9 million behind another Marvel movie, Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
Venom stars Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed. It was released in October and has grossed more than $200 million in the domestic market. Its real success was internationally and especially in China. The result is that the movie has now made more than $854.6 million at the global box office and passed Thor Ragnarok achieving a new milestone in this process.
If we compare Venom to Thor Ragnarok, it is just ahead by $600k and should move to get past that in the coming week. The next movies that are in line are Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Spider-Man Homecoming. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 made $863.7 million worldwide which can be achieved by it, although it is getting harder with each passing day.
#Venom keeps on beating expectations and has now surpassed #ThorRagnarok at the global #boxoffice with $854.6M and counting. It is currently just $9M below #GOTG2 and only $26M behind #SpiderMan Homecoming. Few ever thought that Venom could gross 97% of what SMH did.
— Gitesh Pandya (@GiteshPandya) December 18, 2018
Spider-Man Homecoming was the tentpole Marvel movie for Sony that led to a new cinematic universe from Sony Pictures but despite having almost no Spider-Man, Venom alone is more than enough to get close to the worldwide box office for Homecoming. The current global box office for Spider-Man Homecoming is just a little over $880 million.
Venom has almost ended its theatrical run and can be seen on VOD and streaming services starting this month.