'Venom 2' tops local box office, exceeds 1 million in ticket sales

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'Venom 2' tops local box office, exceeds 1 million in ticket sales

A scene from the film, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” / Courtesy of Sony Pictures

By Kwak Yeon-soo

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” the long-awaited follow-up to 2018’s “Venom,” has accumulated over 1 million ticket sales in five days, local box office statistics showed Monday.

The super-villain film sold over 778,000 tickets over the weekend (Friday-Sunday), bringing its combined total to 1.09 million, according to data from the Korean Film Council.

It is the first time in five months that a film has sold more than 1 million tickets in its first week at the box office, following “F9” in May and “Black Widow” in July.

The film had a strong opening on Wednesday, scoring the highest opening record for a film since “Black Widow.” It sold over 203,000 tickets, grossing 1.96 billion won ($1.65 million), on that one day.

Directed by Andy Serkis, the film tells the story of journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) who is still figuring out life with the alien, Venom symbiote existing inside him. He has to deal with a new enemy, convicted serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson), who has transformed into the vicious symbiote, Carnage.

Second place went to Hollywood blockbuster James Bond film “No Time to Die,” with about 65,000 tickets sold over the weekend. It was followed by domestic film “On the Line,” with 34,000.

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