“Halloween” is expected to put up monster numbers at the box office this weekend.
The Hollywood Reporter reported the following details:
Blumhouse and Universal’s Halloween — a direct sequel to the 1978 classic slasher hit — is headed for a $70 million-plus debut at the domestic box office, the best showing ever for a title opening during the Halloween corridor.
Universal is being more conservative in projecting $50 million-plus for the critically acclaimed film, still a stellar start for an R-rated pic that cost a modest $10 million to produce. And anything above $55 million would represent the best opening for a horror title since New Line’s blockbuster It, which launched to $123 million in early September 2017.
I can’t wait to see this movie. It should be absolutely outstanding, and it’s been so long since we had a real great slasher film. “It” was entertaining, but it was hardly terrifying. However, I think the newest “Halloween” should get the job done.
It’s crazy that my generation’s parents grew up watching Jamie Lee Curtis in the original, and now she’s back 40 years later to wrap the whole thing up. The entertainment industry is one hell of a crazy place.
The projections are also huge! Possibly making $70 million domestically in an opening weekend is a massive accomplishment. (RELATED: ‘Halloween’ Star Jamie Lee Curtis Responds To People Who Say She’s Anti-Gun)
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If it does hit those projections, it almost makes you feel there will be more coming our way. Hollywood loves making money, and we all know there’s zero limit to how many films they’ll produce as long as they’re making cash.