Venom has earned $508 million at the global box office so far. Considering the film was made on an approximately $100 million budget and hasn’t yet opened in several markets, that’s an impressive feat and should all but guarantee Sony goes forwards with its plans for more films in the Spider-Verse
The film will remain in theaters for the time being, and its release in China and Japan could push it past $700-$750 million globally. Should that happen, Venom could surpass Justice League, which earned $657.9 million globally; Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which finished its theatrical run with $714 million; and Guardians of the Galaxy, which took in $773 million when all was said and done.
But in the meantime, “Venom” still has a chance to push for even higher box office heights. Earlier this month, it was approved for release in China on Nov. 9 and also has a release still to come in Japan. Asia, and particularly China, have grown a huge fanbase for Marvel movies, with “Spider-Man: Homecoming” grossing $116 million in China and “Avengers: Infinity War” grossing $359.5 million.
While the November release slate in China will be crowded with Hollywood imports, “Venom” has the opportunity to stand out and possibly push its global total to that $700-$750 million range that would put it past “Justice League” and place it alongside superhero movies like “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” ($714 million) and “Guardians of the Galaxy” ($773 million) on the genre’s all-time charts.