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Venom Kills, A Star Is Born Soars

While sleeper hit 'A Simple Favor' keeps chugging along
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2018 11:45 AM CDT
This image released by Warner Bros. shows Bradley Cooper, left, and Lady Gaga in a scene from the latest reboot of the film, "A Star is Born."   (Neal Preston/Warner Bros. via AP)
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(Newser) – The surprise combination of Venom and A Star is Born lit up the weekend box office with two strong debuts, Variety reports. The Marvel antihero flick scored $80 million domestically as the well-reviewed remake starring Lady Gaga banked $42 million. Rounding out the top five were Smallfoot ($14 million), Night School ($12 million), and The House With a Clock In its Walls ($7 million), per the Hollywood Reporter. Under the radar, the Blake Lively-Anna Kendrick noirish thriller A Simple Favor remains a sleeper hit at $50 million total, and Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9 fell 80% for a disappointing tally of about $6 million. (Read more box office stories.)

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