Halloween returns to the big screen this weekend, and according to Variety, it is looking like the latest Michael Myers chapter will score the franchise’s biggest opening ever.
The R-rated slasher flick is eyeing a $57-65 million opening that would give it the best opening for any Halloween film. 2007’s reboot directed by Rob Zombie is the reigning champion of the series with a $26 million debut. This film sees the return of both John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis, the two people that were crucial to the original film’s success. In this era of reboot and remakes, this could very well be one of the best redos the industry has ever developed.
Universal could really use this win after their Oscar hopeful First Man crashed and burned at the box office. The film’s modest budget of $10 million looks like it will bring in a huge payday on par with the likes of It, Hannibal and The Nun. If anything, it does look like Michael Myers will knock Sony’s Venom off the top spot that it has been enjoying for the past two weeks.
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Directed by David Gordon Green from a script co-written by himself, Jeff Fradley and Danny McBride, Halloween stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Miles Robbins, Dylan Arnold, Drew Scheid, and Nick Castle.
Halloween will be released in theaters on October 19, 2018.