Tom Hardy's Venom surpasses Wonder Woman at the international box office

Jack Shepherd
Sony Pictures via AP
Sony Pictures via AP

While critics may have despised Venom, Tom Hardy’s blockbuster has proven a gigantic hit with cinemagoers.

Variety reports that the film has crossed the $800 million mark at the international box-office, making $822.5 million and officially surpassing the grosses of Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, and Deadpool.

Venom now holds the title of second-highest ever grossing superhero origins movie, mainly thanks to an enormous haul in China, where it has made $242.9 million. Black Panther remains ahead, with $1.34 billion gross. The second biggest market for the film was North America, with $211 million.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has continued to make millions at the international box office, taking $439.7 million worldwide. The UK saw a drop down to $7.2 million for the weekend, while the best showings were in Japan ($13 million) and Germany ($7.2 million).

Meanwhile, Ralph Breaks the Internet topped the North American box-office with a massive $84.6 million opening, making it the second-biggest Thanksgiving opening of all time, behind Frozen. There film – which opens in the UK later this week – also took $19.5 million in China.