Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

'Halloween' Slices Up a Monster $77.5 Million Opening

New 'Halloween' Has A Record Breaking Opening Weekend Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Kills Competition with Historic $80M Debut
Guillermo Jimenez | 23 October, 2018, 16:59

In addition to bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis to reprise her career-defining role, and leaning heavily on original Halloween director John Carpenter for creative input, director David Gordon Green says capturing vibe of the original 1978 film even led to some fun, off-the-cuff moments for Curtis, who offered up her vocal talents to heighten the drama in an early scene.

It was a particularly busy week at the box office as critically acclaimed films such as the young adult adaptation "The Hate U Give" and the Robert Redford swan song "The Old Man & The Gun" expanded nationwide after a few weeks in limited release. It's also the second-best R-rated horror movie opening of all time (IT, released past year, holds that title) and the best opening for any movie in the Halloween franchise, of which there have been 11 (!) entries, all of which the latest movie acts like never happened, at least until the next reboot.

Second biggest October movie opening ever. And the direct sequel to the original's reviews happen to be the franchise's best since that first movie.

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It also marks second biggest debut for a horror film behind last year's "It", which had a $123 million opening. In fact, until this weekend, Jamie Lee Curtis' biggest opening weekend was $29 million for Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Both Curtis and Carpenter serve as producers on the series revival, which discounts every other entry except the original film.

The new Halloween movie starring Jamie Lee Curtis opened in the United States and Canada over the weekend, and it was a massive success. More than 80 percent of critics recommended the movie, according to RottenTomatoes.com.

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's new movie, A Star Is Born, held on to the second spot for its third weekend with approximately $19.3 million.

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Rounding out the top five were Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween and First Man, which earned $9.7 and $8.5 million, respectively.

A number of well-received indies also made their debuts. "The movie-going experience is as viable and relevant as ever".

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