Directed by David Gordon Green from a script co-written by himself, Jeff Fradley and Danny McBride, the film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Miles Robbins, Dylan Arnold, Drew Scheid, and Nick Castle.
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Curtis has returned to the role that made her famous in the original Halloween in 1978, with one-time babysitter Laurie Strode now a psychologically damaged grandmother who has lived her life preparing for a showdown with masked psychopathic killer Michael Myers. Halloween smashed the franchise's previous record holder, Rob Zombie's 2007 remake of the '78 original, which took in $26 million Dollars. Now we know his final fate.
Halloween is slaying its box office competition.
"You take the nostalgia for 'Halloween, ' especially with the return of Jamie Lee Curtis, and you combine that with the Blumhouse brand and its contemporary currency in the genre and it just made for a ridiculously potent combination at the box office this weekend", said Jim Orr, Universal's president of domestic distribution.More news: Beto O'Rourke supporters can't name any of his accomplishments
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I'm going for one BOAST post. "Biggest Halloween opening ever #womengetthingsdone", she continued.
"This is the 11th Halloween movie and it's bigger than any of the other Halloween movies".
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.
It makes it the biggest debut ever for a horror film with a female lead, and the biggest debut ever for any film with a female lead over 55. And the direct sequel to the original's reviews happen to be the franchise's best since that first movie. Critics liked it a lot (80 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), and audiences dug it as well (the B+ Cinemascore is actually very high for a horror film). Meanwhile "A Star Is Born" held on to the second place spot for its third weekend with $19.3 million. Rounding out the top five is Universal's "First Man", which notched $8.5 million this weekend for a total of $30 million.