October 4, 2021
The box office success of Venom: Let There Be Carnage has helped rejuvenate consumer interest in the original 2018 Sony Pictures sci-fi actioner starring Tom Hardy.
New weekly data from JustWatch found that the original Venom movie, along with Netflix’s South Korean original series “Squid Game,” were the two most-streamed programs for the week ended Oct. 3. The company’s international streaming guide tracks more than 20 million users per month across 54 countries.
Notably, sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage ranked No. 6, suggesting Sony made the movie available on digital platforms in select overseas markets. The movie is not yet available to stream in the U.S. as Sony does not operate a proprietary streaming platform.
However, MGM made new release The Addams Family 2 available for $19.99 premium VOD access, a move that placed the sequel No. 3 on the JustWatch list — while still generating $18 million at the domestic box office.