HALLOWEEN Headed Towards Record Breaking Opening Weekend

The movie marked Jamie Lee Curtis' feature film debut, and she would return to the franchise in 1980's Halloween II, 1998's Halloween H20: Halloween 20 Years Later and 2002's Halloween: Resurrection.

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.

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The studio had expected an opening north of $50 million. This weekend's box office itself was up a whopping 71.7% from the same weekend in 2017. The weekend was up almost 72 percent from the same weekend last October and the year to date is up almost 11 percent. Final domestic figures will be released Monday. That easily beat the old record for a slasher movie, set in 2009 by a reboot of the "Friday the 13th" series, and keeps the industry on a record path for October.

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