Jamie Lee Curtis' Boast About 'Halloween' Opening Is Scary Good For Women

The film is also the second biggest October opener, narrowly pipped by Venom which grossed $80.2m (£61.3m) earlier this month and the second largest R-rated horror ever, beaten only by It, which took in an eye-watering $123.4m (£94.4m) a year ago. "Biggest Halloween opening ever". Earlier this month "Venom" notched a record setting $80 million, the best October debut on the books. It also marks the best Blumhouse outing since Paranormal Activity 3 logged $53.8 million.

"I am enormously proud of this film,"says Jason Blum". "'Halloween' brings the franchise back to life in a fresh, relevant and fun way that is winning over fans and critics alike". Without another big horror movie getting a wide release before Halloween, I wouldn't be surprised if Halloween sticks at the top next weekend as well.

The horror flick beat an opening weekend record for slasher movies set by the 2009 reboot of "Friday the 13th", which brought in $40.6 million.

Her Laurie is seen as a grandmother in the latest instalment of the series, who has been waiting for an opportunity to confront Michael Myers once more. Meanwhile "A Star Is Born" held on to the second place spot for its third weekend with $19.3 million. It picked up a solid $7.5 million, taking its total earnings to $10.5 million.

It was a particularly busy week at the box office as critically acclaimed films such as the young adult adaptation "The Hate U Give" and the Robert Redford swan song "The Old Man & The Gun" expanded nationwide after a few weeks in limited release.

"Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" also cashed in on the spooky spirit, picking up $9.7 million to land in fourth place. The film totaled $8.6 million on its second weekend in cinemas and ended up in a awful fifth place behind Goosebumps 2.

Another surprisingly strong showing puts October 54.5 percent ahead of the same frame a year ago, as well as 12 percent ahead of 2014's record month, according to comScore. It is also the biggest installment from the franchise and the second-biggest debut for a R-rated horror feature behind September 2017's "It", according to Box Office Mojo.

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