“Halloween” absolutely dominated the weekend box office.
The Hollywood Reporter reported the following:
“Trick or treat” took on a whole new meaning at the weekend box office, where Blumhouse and Universal’s Halloween opened to a terrifying $77.5 million from 3,920 theaters, the second-best showing of all time for an R-rated horror pic.
It also scored the second-best debut ever for the month of October, coming in not far behind the record set by Venom earlier this month ($80 million). Overseas, Halloween started off with $14.3 million from its first 23 markets, led by Mexico ($4.9 million) and the U.K. ($3.6 million), for a global bow of $91.80 million.
I don’t think anybody is surprised with these box office numbers. It is so much money! Of course, this movie has been 40 years in the making, and the advertising campaign has been absolutely huge. I think we all knew were were on the cusp of some major numbers when Jamie Lee Curtis returned for the likely final film in the legendary horror saga. (RELATED: ‘Halloween‘ Star Jamie Lee Curtis Responds To People Who Say She’s Anti-Gun)
As I’ve said many times, Hollywood will return to the well for anything that produces buckets of cash, which this film just did. It makes you think if they might shift course and make another one before it’s all said and done. I find it hard to believe they’re just going to leave the money on the table. The entertainment industry isn’t exactly known for passing up on money.
Having said all that, I still haven’t had the chance to see this movie yet. I had a wedding this past weekend, and I’ve been pretty much only focused on that. However, you can bet every dollar you have I will eventually make my way to the theater.
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I can’t wait to see what kind of numbers the film continues to put up. Something tells me that it’s only going to get bigger and bigger.