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.
Saudi officials say Jamal Khashoggi died in a "fist fight"
He was visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul at the beginning of October for documents needed for his upcoming marriage. He said the Saudis did not know how Khashoggi , a Saudi national and US resident, had been killed or where his body was.
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.