The latest addition to the Halloween franchise carved out an impressive chunk of the U.S. box office this weekend.
It’s been nine years since Michael Myers was on the big screen and it seems like audiences were ready for his return. In the first three days of release, Halloween, which is directed by David Gordon Green, earned an impressive $77.5 million from 3,928 locations. The opening nearly out-grosses the entire box office run of the previous franchise record-holder, 2007’s Halloween directed by Rob Zombie.
The $77.5 million earned by the film vastly out-earned the previous franchise opening record, again belonging to Rob Zombie’s remake, which earned $26 million when it opened 11 years ago. The impressive opening also nearly made Halloween the highest opening weekend gross for a film in October, but it came at a close second place behind this year’s Venom, which opened earlier this month to the tune of $80.2 million.
The film has been getting good word of mouth so it can certainly have the staying power to earn bigger numbers than the franchise has ever seen, especially with the titular holiday just around the corner.
These are early estimates for the weekend, so it’s possible that Halloween could end up earning the top October weekend by tomorrow. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Halloween as soon as more information becomes available.
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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.
Halloween is in theaters now.
Source: Box Office Mojo