‘Halloween’ grabs one of the biggest horror openings ever

New 'Halloween' Has A Record Breaking Opening Weekend

New 'Halloween' Has A Record Breaking Opening Weekend

Have you seen Halloween yet? It also landed the second-highest debut for an October release, set earlier this month by "Venom" with $80 million.

It's hard to say it any other way: Michael Myers made a killing at the box office this weekend. The film has now brought in $10.6 million at the domestic box office. Now, Curtis has made the brutally honest admission that she regrets taking part in the film. Coming in at $77.5 million, this is the best opening weekend for Halloween in its entire 11 (!) movie franchise history. The new Halloween will also mark the series' best debut (blowing past the Rob Zombie remake's $26.4 million) and the second-highest opening for an R-rated horror movie, behind last year's It ($123.4 million).

Directed by David Gordon Green, Halloween is a direct sequel to John Carpenter's iconic horror film and picks up 40 years later, with Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) still suffering the effects of the trauma she experienced that one fateful night. It's as much a psychological thriller as it is a horror movie and packs in some genuinely solid jolts as well as a couple of very quiet, slow-burn moments of dread at the institution and at the scene of a bus accident. Plus, the critics have liked it, the film now at 80 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Holding tight in second spot was Warner Bros musical drama A Star Is Born, with ticket sales of $19.1 million (Sh1.9 billion). The studio had expected an opening north of $50 million. Goosebumps 2 also held its place in the box office ranking fourth while First Man dropped two spots down to number five. "Biggest Halloween opening ever #womengetthingsdone".

First Man's lack of success may have been a result of the film's seemingly anti-American message, with Chazelle choosing to downplay the moon landing mission as an American achievement as well the historic image of Armstrong planting the flag on the moon.

Another surprisingly strong showing puts October 54.5 percent ahead of the same frame past year, as well as 12 percent ahead of 2014's record month, according to comScore.

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