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Venom earned a whopping $34.2 million on its first day in China (technically yesterday due to time zone magic), including a $2.5m midnight preview gross. That positions the much-anticipated and well-liked superhero flick for a likely over/under $95m Fri-Sun frame. The opening day is ahead of Captain America: Civil War ($30m in 2016), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($33m in 2015), Transformers: Age of Extinction ($30m in 2014) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($33m in 2016). It has the second-biggest day for any superhero movie ever in China, ahead of Ant-Man and the Wasp ($24m), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($21.6m) and Black Panther ($22.7m).