Sony has delayed the upcoming Venom sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage once again following the disastrous box office hauls of The Suicide Squad and Black Widow.
Variety’s Rebecca Rubin reports Venom: Let There Be Carnage will now release on October 15th. It was previously scheduled to release on September 24th.
As noted above, this delay comes following both Black Widow and The Suicide Squad performing terrible at the box office. Not to mention Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origin and Jungle Cruise.
Black Widow only had an opening weekend of $80.3 million at domestic theaters according to The-Numbers. Disney claimed the film made $60 million on Disney+ Premier Access.
Nevertheless, the film has only earned a total of $351.8 million at the global box office despite having a massive production budget of $200 million. The film is the second worst performing film at the global box office in Marvel Cinematic Universe history only beating out The Incredible Hulk.
The Suicide Squad has done ever worse. The James Gunn directed film only banked $26.2 million at the domestic box office in its opening weekend. So far it’s only earned $71.1 million at the global box office.
Variety claims the film had an $185 million production budget and spent “at least $100 million more on promotional efforts.”
Disney’s Jungle Cruise only earned $35 million in its domestic opening. It has since earned a total of $126.2 million at the global box office. Deadline claims the film cost “$362M in negative cost, distribution, and marketing expenses.” Variety’s Rebecca Rubin claims with those huge costs the film would need to make $500 million just to break even
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins only earned $13.3 million in its opening weekend. It has since earned $29.6 million total at the global box office. The film’s estimated production budget is $88 million.
The first Venom film starring Tom Hardy had an opening weekend of $80.2 million. It went on to earn a total of $213 million at the domestic box office. It’s global gross was $853.5 million.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage stars Hardy as Eddie Brock and Venom and Woody Harrelson as Carnage and Cletus Kasady. It also features Michelle Williams and Naomie Harris.
The movie is directed by Andy Serkis based off a screenplay by Kelly Marcel and a story by Hardy and Marcel.
What do you make of Sony pushing back Venom: Let There Be Carnage?