Still from Sony’s “Venom”.
According to the studio’s website, Sony has postponed the theatrical release date for “Venom: Let There be Carnage” by two weeks to October 1st.
The new date for the much anticipated sequel to “Venom” follows a box office hit for another Marvel comic adaptation, Disney’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”.
Box office results for the four-day holiday over the weekend were $ 90 million for “Shang-Chi” after raising $ 75.5 million in theaters in the first three days, according to the figures, the Comscore Senior Media analyst Paul Dergarabedian on Monday shared.
These numbers show the willingness of fans to appear in cinemas for some films despite Covid concerns.
In general, movie theaters are struggling to recover from the pandemic shutdowns. A lack of new publications to display affected them. In some cases, the content that arrived in the cinemas was made available simultaneously via streaming services.
“Shang-Chi” was the first Marvel Studios film to be shown exclusively in theaters since the beginning of the pandemic. “Shang-Chi” with Simu Liu and Awkwafina also made history as Marvel’s first film with an Asian protagonist.
“Black Widow,” which was released in July, debuted in theaters and on Disney + Premier Access the same day, sparking a dispute over star Scarlett Johansson’s salary.
In 2018, the first “Venom” grossed $ 855 million at box offices worldwide and was the sixth largest film in the world.
“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” was originally scheduled for October 2020, directed by “Lord of the Rings” star Andy Serkis. This release date has been postponed to June 2021, September and more recently to October 15 due to a pandemic. related complications.
The thriller plays Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock aka Venom, a journalist who lives with an alien symbiote inside him and gives him superhuman powers. Co-stars include Michelle Williams in the role of Anne Weying, Woody Harrelson as the main villain Cletus Kasady aka Carnage and Naomie Harris as Frances Barrison aka Shriek.
The United States has recorded more than 40 million Covid cases and 651,690 deaths, according to NBC News tables.
– CNBC’s Sarah Whitten contributed to this report.