Weekend Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Slashes Through $77.5 Million

Collider | 10/21/2018 | Vinnie Mancuso
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While Venom still reigns supreme as the top October opener of all time, Halloween‘s debut weekend is still far more treat than trick. Director David Gordon Green‘s update on the John Carpenter classic took in $77.5 million, the second best opening for an R-rated horror flick of all time behind 2017’s IT ($153 million). For the record, this is by far the best opening in the 11-film Halloween franchise, absolutely murdering the $26 million pulled in by Rob Zombie‘s 2007 remake.

Halloween was shot on a classic Blumhouse micro-budget of $10 million, making Michael Myers return to his hometown of Haddonfield a horrifying success for the studio. The film sees Jamie Lee Curtis reprising the role of Laurie Strode for the first time since 2002’s Halloween: Ressurection—which has been forgotten by the 2018 entry and we will never speak of again—lending a bit of authenticity to the project along with Carpenter’s brand new score.

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