Sunday AM Early Estimates: Venom‘s solid second weekend of $35.5M (-55%) and Goosebumps 2‘s $16.2M opening have swung Sony past the $1 billion mark at the domestic box office for the year, making it the fourth major to do so. Disney has been there for a while with $2.75B+, Warner Bros. is north of $1.3B, and Universal at $1.2B+.
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It’s back-to-back years for Sony in regards to reaping $1 billion stateside. Prior to last year, 2014 marked the last time when the Culver City lot celebrated a billion-plus at the domestic box office. In addition to this weekend’s Venom which is at $142.6M through 10-days, other highlights for Sony YTD include $235.5M worth of stateside sales from Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in the calendar year (pic made $404.5M in its entire U.S./Canada run). Hotel Transylvania 3 which grossed $166.7M (second best in franchise behind part 2 which made $169.7M), Peter Rabbit ($115.2M), and The Equalizer 2 ($102M), which not only beat the first movie’s $101M, but is Denzel Washington’s fourth-highest grossing film of his career at the domestic B.O.
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