How big is Tom Hardy's "Venom" going to be?
Screen Crush got fans talking with its recent story pointing out that the Sony Spider-Man spinoff has actually had more views than any previous "Spider-Man" movie trailer. They also listed several other films with less-viewed trailers, and the major blockbusters with more views.
The first "Venom" teaser didn't show Venom at all, which is probably why the actual debut of the character in the official trailer got so much attention. And it was good attention, with some cynical fans admitting they were pretty impressed by the visuals.
That official Sony trailer on YouTube currently has 64,189,157 views (with 1.3 million upvotes vs. 48K downvotes).
Screen Crush compared that to the official trailer views for Andrew Garfield's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" (37 million), Tom Holland's "Spider-Man: Homecoming," (28 million), and the upcoming computer-animated "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (25 million).
They also listed a few other YouTube trailers that did not do as well as "Venom," including several Marvel, DC, Lucasfilm, and Disney blockbusters:
- "Iron Man 3": 62 million views
- "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom": 55 million
- "Star Wars: The Last Jedi": 50 million
- "It": 49 million
- "Ghostbusters": 44 million
- "Justice League": 42 million
- "The Twilight Saga: New Moon": 41 million
- "Deadpool 2": 41 million
- "Black Panther": 40 million
- "The Dark Knight Rises": 36 million
- "Frozen": 34 million
- "Wonder Woman": 29 million
- "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2": 20 million
Check out their full list of trailer views. It's just counting the first official trailers, not teasers or future trailers, or combining views from all of the promos.
Of course, "Venom" is nowhere near the 200+ million mark for the official "Avengers: Infinity War" trailer. But it's still pretty impressive, and a good sign for Sony's Marvel Universe. This is the first film in that new universe -- which is completely separate from Marvel Studios' Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"Venom" -- starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, and Jenny Slate -- opens in theaters October 5.
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