Let There Be Carnage release date extended by two weeks after ‘Shang-Chi’ hit

Let There Be Carnage release date extended by two weeks after 'Shang-Chi' hit

Sony has extended the theatrical release date of “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” by two weeks until October 1, according to the studio’s website.

The new date for the highly anticipated “Venom” sequel follows another Marvel comic book adaptation, Disney’s box office hit “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”.

After racking up $ 75.5 million for its first three days in theaters, the four-day holiday weekend box office results for “Shang-Chi,” according to figures shared by senior analyst on Monday from comScore Media, Paul Dergarabedian. 90 million entered.

These numbers indicate fans’ willingness to have movies in theaters, even amid Kovid’s worries.

Typically, cinemas have struggled to recover from the pandemic shutdown. He was struck by the lack of new things to show. Content that arrived in theaters was available on streaming services, in some cases simultaneously.

“Shang-Chi” was the first Marvel Studios film to be released exclusively in theaters since the start of the pandemic. “Shang-Chi,” starring Simu Liu and Awkwafina, also made history as the first Marvel film to feature an Asian protagonist.

“Black Widow,” released in July, debuted in theaters and on Disney + Premiere Access the same day, sparking controversy over star Scarlett Johansson’s salary.

In 2018, the debut “Venom” grossed $ 855 million at the global box office and was the sixth highest grossing film worldwide.

Directed by “Lord of the Rings” star Andy Serkis, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” was originally slated for release in October 2020. This release date has been postponed to June 2021, September and more recently October 15 due to complications. linked to the pandemic. .

The thriller stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock aka Venom, a reporter who lives with an alien symbiote, giving him supernatural powers. Co-stars include Michelle Williams as Anne Weing, Woody Harrelson, aka Carnage, as the main villain, and Naomi Harris, as Frances Barrison, aka Shriek.

The United States has recorded more than 40 million COVID cases and 651,690 deaths, according to the NBC News table.

Sarah Whitten of CNBC contributed to this report.

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