Friday, 16 November, 2018

Jamie Lee Curtis Celebrates Halloween Breaking Records

An actor dressed as the character of Michael Myers attends the Universal Getty Images
Rosie Leonard | 24 October, 2018, 04:58

David Gordon Green directs the latest "Halloween", but original director John Carpenter serves as executive producer.

"Halloween" made a killing in North America, earning $77.5 million when the slasher film launched in 3,928 locations. "A lot of fans surely came out for the return of the real Michael Myers without any of the prior sequels" baggage and to watch Jamie Lee Curtis as a heavily armed survivor looking to kill her assailant of 40 years ago. The result of the battle (more on that below) seemed to leave the Halloween franchise in a very decisively final place - but now we're learning there was also an alternative plan for how the movie could've ended.

Universal and Blumhouse's Halloween, the 11th entry in the log running horror series, took the box office by storm. Halloween also had the tenth best opening for an R-rated movie of any genre.

Thus far, Halloween is the second-highest opening of all time, falling behind Stephen King's record-breaker, It, released a year ago. On a $10 million budget, the film earned a total of $91.8 million, including global openings. While the last few iterations have been panned, "Halloween" holds a 80 percent average on Rotten Tomatoes and a B+ CinemaScore. "Halloween" cost just $10 million, marking another win for Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions, who co-financed the film with Miramax. "Audiences are responding to movies big and small right now - You can have your cinematic fast food and fine dining all at once right now". A Star is Born continues to have awesome legs, jumping above Venom and staying in second place with only a 32.2% drop from last weekend. The coming-of-age drama grossed $249,500 during the weekend for a $62,375 per-screen average, with the studio planning to expand next weekend after the strong opening. That brings the film's domestic total to $10.6 million.

Rounding out the top 5 are "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" and "First Man", which earned $9.7 and $8.5 million, respectively.

Following behind Mid90s in the indie circuit are Melissa McCarthy's Can You Ever Forgive Me? which raked in $150,000 in five locations, and Paul Dano's directorial debut Wildlife, which opened to $105,614 in four locations.

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