As already mentioned, Halloween's $77.5 million three-day debut was the second largest October opening weekend of all-time, coming less than $3 million shy of the record set by Venom earlier this month.
The newly released Halloweenmovie has enjoyed a record-breaking opening weekend. While not a huge global opening, it was enough to bring the film's opening weekend haul to an impressive $91.8 million - something that's made all the more impressive by the film's $10 million budget.
Interestingly, Jamie Lee Curtis chose to reprise her role as Laurie Strode, and Nick Castle - the original Michael Meyers - appeared in a cameo. "Halloween" also notched the second-best start for an R-rated horror film following "It's" $123 million launch.
Jamie Lee Curtis should be in high spirits when she takes to the black carpet in Sydney on Tuesday for the Australian premiere of her eagerly awaited new Halloween movie.
Horror-master John Carpenter was executive producer and was joined by lead producer Jason Blum (Get Out and The Purge), so you can probably see why the film is doing so well.
Reviews have been largely positive for the new installment, with an 80 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a B+ Cinema Score from audiences that were mostly older (59 percent over 25) and male (53 percent).
A Star Is Born only dropped 32.3% from last weekend, bringing its domestic total to $126.3 million and $201 million worldwide, from a $36 million budget. The film totaled $8.6 million on its second weekend in cinemas and ended up in a terrible fifth place behind Goosebumps 2.
October has never been a particularly strong box office month, but 2018 has helped to change that. The studio had expected an opening north of $50 million.
It's hard to say it any other way: Michael Myers made a killing at the box office this weekend.
Another surprisingly strong showing puts October 54.5 percent ahead of the same frame a year ago, as well as 12 percent ahead of 2014's record month, according to comScore.