Despite lacklustre reviews, Sony Pictures’ new comic book movie, Venom has opened to impressive numbers.

The movie – a Spider-Man-related project without Spider-Man – has raked in $205,230,000 at the worldwide box office during its opening weekend.

The figure breaks down as follows:

Domestic: $80,030,000

International: $205,230,000

Not a bad start for the movie and one which will no doubt impress the suits at Sony. But will Venom maintain its momentum going into the next couple of weeks? Only time will tell.

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(Source: Box Office Mojo)