That's an October box office record, knocking off previous record-holder "Gravity", which brought in $55.7 million in 2013. It crushed the global box office as well, earning $125.2 million, led by South Korean receipts of $16.3 million. THR also reports that the strength of these two movies delivered an "all-time high of roughly $174 million for the month of October". And that's without China, where a premiere date is still set to be announced.
Box office stats courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
In second place was another new release, musical romance "A Star Is Born", which took in $41.25 million.
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Both movies helped bring in a total $174 million in North American ticket sales this weekend, setting an all-time record for October, as reported by THR.
The film, which stars Gaga in her first major feature role, brought in estimated $42.6 million for its opening in the United States this week. That's a whole $2 million above the last movie to hold the title, 2011's Paranormal Activity 3, and over double what A Star Is Born made in its Thursday night preview-which was about $4.55 million.
A Star is Born did much better with the critics, leading to a 91 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.
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