HALLOWEEN Cast and Crew Talk About Their First Experiences with Michael Myers

Joann Johnston
October 21, 2018

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. "Halloween" cost just $10 million, marking another win for Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions, who co-financed the film with Miramax. Director David Gordon Green's Halloween, a 40-years-later sequel to John Carpenter's original 1978 classic, is finally upon us, which means moviegoers everywhere can now take in its many scares, laughs, thrills, and mysteries. "'Halloween' brings the franchise back to life in a fresh, relevant and fun way that is winning over fans and critics alike". Curtis is joined in the film by Judy Greer who plays Karen Strode, the daughter of Curtis' character, and Andi Matichak (Orange Is the New Black, Underground) who plays Allyson, the granddaughter of Laurie Strode. Carpenter served as an executive producer and composed the score with his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.

Fox's The Hate U Give expanded nationwide this weekend after two weeks in limited release, rising to sixth place this weekend for $7.5 million.

October's box-office receipts continue to impress as "Venom" and "A Star Is Born" deliver healthy numbers in their third outings.

Rounding out the top five this weekend are Warner Bros'. music-driven romance A Star Is Born, with about $19.3 million; Sony's superhero movie Venom, with about $18.1 million; Sony's kid-friendly chiller Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, with about $9.7 million; and Universal's Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, with about $8.6 million. In North America, the animated family film has amassed $66 million. "First Man" has earned $55 million globally, including $25.5 million overseas.

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Halloween debuted in 3,928 theaters this weekend, pulling in an impressive per-screen average of $19,730.

Another surprisingly strong showing puts October 54.5 percent ahead of the same frame previous year, as well as 12 percent ahead of 2014's record month, according to comScore.

Overall box office is up 10.6 percent year-to-date, according to ComScore.

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