Top 5 movies for the box office weekend for October 12-14

'Venom' continued its stay atop the box office for another weekend in October. - [Sony Pictures Entertainment / YouTube screencap]
'Venom' continued its stay atop the box office for another weekend in October. - [Sony Pictures Entertainment / YouTube screencap]

A comic book star continued his stay at the top with a few new films joining the top five.

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'Venom' - $35.7 million

The Marvel comics based tale of an alien symbiote taking over a reporter's body is still No. 1 with fans. Tom Hardy's crazy anti-hero romp has now earned over $142 million during its short time in theaters. Will it hold on for another week, though?

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'A Star is Born' - $28 million

This film and the No. 3 may carry the most Oscar and movie awards potential of all five. It stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in the fourth remake of this movie. It's also considered among the best. with Cooper at the helm. In its two weeks at the box office, this one's earned over $94 million total.

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'First Man' - $16.5 million

The Neil Armstrong tale covers 1961 through 1969 and stars Ryan Gosling as the famous astronaut. It made its debut in theaters and grabbed the No. 3 spot. It reunites Gosling with Damien Chazelle from "La La Land." Could Gosling and Chazelle be up for some awards nods for this film too?

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