Venom’s solid second weekend ($35.7M) and Goosebump 2’s debut at $16.2M have Sony inching past the $1B mark at the box office this year. It’s the fourth studio to do so: Disney has raked in $2.75B+, Warner Bros. has nabbed $1.3B+ and Universal has scored $1.2B+ so far.
The news wasn’t as good for Ryan Gosling’s First Man, which earned strong reviews but only opened to $16.5M. Damien Chazelle helmed the Neil Armstrong biopic. A Star Is Born, meanwhile, landed in second place at $28M, for a 10-day cume of $94.1M.