Reuniting original star Curtis and the world created by horror filmmaker John Carpenter, the film has collected an estimated $US77.5 million ($109 million) in theatres in the United States and Canada. The reboot/sequel (reborquel) to John Carpenter's 1978 original brought back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode; had the original movie's director, John Carpenter, as executive producer; and brought in the talented David Gordon Green to handle directing duties while working from a script by Danny McBride.
Next weekend, Halloween will try to defend its box office title by going up against Lionsgate's submarine action-thriller Hunter Killer, starring Gerard Butler, and PureFlix's faith-based drama Indivisible. The picture represents another win for Blumhouse Productions and its distributor, Comcast Corp.'s Universal Pictures. The film focuses on Strode dealing with the fallout from the trauma of those events, having become a recluse.
If all those "seconds" aren't good enough for you, the new Halloween had the biggest opening for any "slasher" movie, according to figures from Forbes. It also marked the second-best showing of all time for the month of October, trailing slightly behind the record of $80 million, set by Venom earlier in the month. That brings its North American tally to $28 million.
The studio also says it's the biggest movie opening ever with a female lead over 55, in star Jamie Lee Curtis. Until this weekend, Curtis' biggest opening was for Beverly Hills Chihuahua at $29 million.
Among viewers, Halloween has earned a CinemaScore of B+ with males making up 53 percent of ticket buyers while 60 percent of the audience was over the age of 25.
"I am enormously proud of this film,"says Jason Blum".
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 placed sixth with $7.5 million after nearly unanimous recommendations from critics. Regina Hall and Common also star. The film started a limited run October 5. The 2018 box office remains up 10.6 percent compared to the previous year.