As well as Curtis, Nick Castle, who played the original Michael Myers, is also back for this one, not that you'd ever know. "Halloween" was the biggest horror movie opening with a female lead, and the biggest movie opening with a female lead over 55.
North American moviegoers really like to be scared, and Universal gleefully accommodated them this weekend as its new release Halloween registered an impressive $76.2 million (Sh7.7 billion) in ticket sales, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations reported Monday.
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" also notched the second-best start for an R-rated horror film following "It's" $123 million launch.
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It was also enough to bump the comic-book film "Venom" out of the No. 1 spot and into third place in its third weekend in theaters with $18.1 million.
"This is the 11th Halloween movie and it's bigger than any of the other Halloween movies". The new horror flick, co-produced by Blumhouse and Miramax, cost only $10 million to make. A Star is Born continues to have fantastic legs, jumping above Venom and staying in second place with only a 32.2% drop from last weekend. The Hate U Give, meanwhile, expanded into wide release with so-so attendance (0.8 million) but the chance of further success given its rare 'A+' grade via CinemaScore polling. The film has now brought in $10.6 million at the domestic box office.
Elsewhere, Fox Searchlight's "Can You Ever Forgive Me?", starring Melissa McCarthy, generated $150,000 when it opened in five locations, averaging a huge $30,000 per screen.
Damien Chazelle's Neil Armstrong biopic "First Man" tumbled to fifth place in its second weekend earning $8.6 million, down 46 percent from its launch.