We are Venom and so are you! We’re just a short three weeks away from Venom infecting the cinema, and it’s pretty good news all around.
First up, the MPAA has officially given Venom a PG-13 rating. AMC lists the film’s runtime at 1 hour 52 minutes, putting it right at a comfortable spot that shouldn’t overstay its welcome.
Elsewhere, the Sony spin-off appears to be one for the record books. Updated tracking puts Venom in the $60-70 million opening weekend range, which would set a new October record. The current record holder is Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, which bowed at $55.7 million in 2013.
Venom is positioned as the first installment in a new Sony spin-off universe, where villains from the Spider-Man franchise are given air for a potential crossover with Tom Holland’s character. We’re still a little split on this direction, but if it’s pretty good in the end, who cares? It’ll never be as messy as Spider-Man 3. And hey, that Eminem song was dope, so that’s a pretty good sign.
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