‘Halloween’ scares up $77.5 million in ticket sales

Halloween marks Curtis' first return to the franchise since 1998's Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later, where she also played an older Laurie Strode still haunted and traumatized by masked murderer Michael Myers. "The movie-going experience is as viable and relevant as ever". Earlier this month "Venom" notched a record setting $80 million, the best October debut on the books. The horror film headlined a massive weekend overall weekend, that saw the top twelve combine for over $160 million, making this the second largest October weekend ever.

"I am enormously proud of this film,"says Jason Blum. Biggest Halloween opening ever #womengetthingsdone", she continued". In fact, until this weekend, Jamie Lee Curtis' biggest opening weekend was $29 million for Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

Cast member Jamie Lee Curtis poses at a premiere for the movie "Halloween" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 17, 2018. "It's a film that not only has something to say about trauma and PTSD, but also delivers a bloody, fun time at the theater".

He continues: "They couldn't afford the rights to a song for the movie, so John and Jamie freestyled a song: 'I wish I had you all alone".

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"Halloween", which is a direct follow-up to the original "Halloween" and skips over the sequels in between, has been well-received by critics, with an 80 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Globally the film has brought in $461.2 million, and could become Sony's highest grossing 2018 release (currently it sits behind Hotel Transylvania 3).

Venom which fell two spots landed below A Star is Born which held onto second place for the third week in a row.

And that's not including the $14.3m (£10.9m) made in overseas box offices, either. The Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga drama has grossed $126.4 million from North American theaters and is cruising to break $200 million worldwide Sunday. The film from 21st Century Fox Inc.'s Fox 2000 Pictures cost $23 million to make, before marketing costs, and it matched predictions for its first wide-release weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.

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