Venom has crossed $780 million at the worldwide box office, making it a huge hit for Sony Pictures.
The movie – a sort-of spin-off of Sony’s Spider-Man franchise – has grossed $780,006,808 since it opened in October. Not bad going for a Spider-Man spin-off movie which a). is not connected to any of the previous Spider-Man films and b.) doesn’t feature Spidey!
To date, Venom is Sony’s seventh movie to be based on characters from the Spider-Man Universe and at present it is the fifth most profitable. As Venom is still playing in movie theatres, it could finish its run even more successful by the end of 2018.
Here is a list of each Spider-Man movie ranked in order of box office success:
- Spider-Man 3 (2007) – $890,871,626
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) – $880,166,924
- Spider-Man (2002) – $821,708,551
- Spider-Man 2 (2004) – $783,766,341
- Venom (2018) – $780,006,808
- The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) – $757,930,663
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) – $708,982,323
(Source: Box Office Mojo)
This list will soon include Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which hits cinema screens in December (see trailer below), as well as 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home and two other Spidey-related projects pencilled in for 2020.
So, what will these additional Spider-Man projects be?
Well, the first one – set for release in July 2020 – is likely to be Morbius the Living Vampire. Production is about to get underway on the movie, with Jared Leto set to star.
The second film – set for release in October 2020 – is most likely to be a Venom sequel, with Tom Hardy back in the title role. Of course, it could also be one of the MANY Spidey projects that Sony has in the pipeline, including: Black Cat, Silver Sable, Kraven the Hunter, Silk and Jackpot, as well as a third film featuring Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.