Universal's reboot of the venerable horror franchise is on track to sell an estimated $77.5 million in tickets at 3,928 theaters in the USA and Canada from Friday through Sunday, winning the weekend and scoring the second-highest October opening ever, behind Venom's $80.3 million earlier this month.
The new Halloween movie starring Jamie Lee Curtis opened in the United States and Canada over the weekend, and it was a massive success.
As reported by Variety, the flick had the best horror opening ever with a female lead and the highest-grossing debut for a movie with a female lead over 55.
It was also enough to bump the comic-book film "Venom" out of the No. 1 spot and into third place in its third weekend in theaters with $18.1 million.
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A Star is Born nabbed the No. 2 global spot, bringing its global gross to $74.7 million and shooting past the $200 million mark for its total worldwide tally. It's also the biggest Blumhouse debut, beating out Paranormal Activity 3 ($52.5 million), and according to Forbes "is the fourth-biggest horror movie/scary movie launch ever (sans inflation) behind only It ($123m), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ($150m) and Jurassic World ($208m)".
What did you all think of this latest Halloween film? The film totaled $8.6 million on its second weekend in cinemas and ended up in a awful fifth place behind Goosebumps 2.
Meanwhile, Fox expanded YA drama "The Hate U Give" to 2,303 screens.
Cast member Jamie Lee Curtis poses at a premiere for the movie "Halloween" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 17, 2018.