Sony Bosses Believe VENOM 2 Deserves Credit For TOP GUN: MAVERICK's Box Office Success

Yeah, this might be a stretch. In a new interview, Sony co-presidents Sanford Panitch and Josh Greenstein suggested that their studio deserves some credit for Top Gun: Maverick's box office success.

Top Gun: Maverick was one of the undisputed kings of the box office this year (Spider-Man: No Way Home might have something to say), earning $1.2 billion worldwide and counting. A number of factors contributed to the action sequel's success, but credit where it's due, Venom: Let There Be Carnage deserves recognition for paving the way for Maverick's box office dominance... apparently.

During an interview with Vulture, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group co-presidents Sanford Panitch and Josh Greenstein suggested that their studio deserves at least some credit for getting audiences back into theaters in bulk during the pandemic, thus setting the stage for Maverick to swoop in and clean up.

Greenstein cites the Venom sequel, which released in theaters last October to a $90 million debut, as a "gamble" which paid off and encouraged other studios to follow suit.

“When we first started releasing movies last October, there were really no other big movies,” he said. “Everyone had pushed their big movies to this year, to this summer. We took a big gamble putting ‘Venom’ in theaters. Then we doubled down with ‘Ghostbusters.’ Then our biggest bet was when every other tentpole had fled, we tripled down with ‘Spider-Man’ — our biggest, most important piece of IP.”

“There’s so much press about Top Gun right now. It’s like, ‘The movie business is back!'” Panitch added. “In a weird way, I would say ‘Top Gun’ is benefitting from us taking our shot. Venom is the start of that story that allows Top Gun to do the kind of business it did. These things don’t happen overnight. It’s a seeding.”

While there is some truth to this, the Sony bosses seem to be forgetting that other major studios beat them to the punch. Warner Bros.' Godzilla Vs. Kong made a big impact at the box office despite a simultaneous streaming debut, and Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was released a month before Let There Be Carnage.

So, we guess they deserve a bit of credit for Venom's success!

What do you guys make of these comments? Be sure to share your thoughts in the usual place.

VENOM Star Tom Hardy Goes Viral After Entering A Jiu-Jitsu Competition And Winning All Of His Matches
Related:

VENOM Star Tom Hardy Goes Viral After Entering A Jiu-Jitsu Competition And Winning All Of His Matches

VENOM 3 Star Tom Hardy Shares First Look At Screenplay And Teases Last Dance For Eddie Brock
Recommended For You:

VENOM 3 Star Tom Hardy Shares First Look At Screenplay And Teases "Last Dance" For Eddie Brock

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
Related
VENOM Star Tom Hardy Goes Viral After Entering A Jiu-Jitsu Competition And Winning All Of His Matches
Venom and The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy recently went viral after it was revealed that he entered a Jiu-Jitsu competition in England, winning all of his matches!
SHAZAM! Director David F. Sandberg Reveals He Passed On VENOM To Helm The DC Comics Movie
2018's Venom was directed by Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer, but Shazam! director David F. Sandberg has now revealed that he considered taking the helm of that Marvel movie instead. Read on for details...
SHE-HULK: ATTORNEY AT LAW Star Tatiana Maslany Reveals She Missed Out On Big VENOM Role
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law star Tatiana Maslany has revealed that she was among those considered for the role of Anne Weying in Venom, but missed out on getting to play "the symbiote's girlfriend."
Sony Bosses Believe VENOM 2 Deserves Credit For TOP GUN: MAVERICK's Box Office Success
Yeah, this might be a stretch. In a new interview, Sony co-presidents Sanford Panitch and Josh Greenstein suggested that their studio deserves some credit for Top Gun: Maverick's box office success.
Was MORBIUS Truly That Bad? An Exploration Of Sony's Infamous Superhero Film
Morbius was panned critically upon release and over time became an internet meme. But was the film truly as bad as it's made out to be? Let's dive into the movie to see if that is indeed the case.

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News - AnimeMojo.com
Anime News, Trailers & More - AnimeMojo.com
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More - ComicBookMovie.com
Horror News - FearHQ.com
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More - GameFragger.com
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More - SFFGazette.com
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More - Toonado.com
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More - TheRingReport.com