Halloween Makes Franchise History

In three days of release, David Gordon Green’s Halloween has raked in $78 million, a record opening for a movie in the Halloween franchise. Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake nabbed $58 million in 2007, and Halloween: H20 snagged $55 million in 1998.

Worldwide, Halloween snagged about $92 million. It’s also the biggest opening for a slasher film adjusted for inflation. Scream 2’s $33 million opener in 1997 would be about $65 million today. Among R-rated horror films it lags only behind It, which managed $123 million.

Meanwhile, A Star Is Born held onto second place, and broke the $200 million mark worldwide. Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic First Man landed in fifth place in its second weekend out, nabbing just $8.6 million.

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Top 10 at the box office:

1. "Halloween," $77.5 million.

2. "A Star Is Born," $19.3 million.

3. "Venom," $18.1 million.

4. "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween," $9.7 million.

5. "First Man," $8.6 million.

6. "The Hate U Give,"$7.5 million.

7. "Smallfoot," $6.6 million.

8. "Night School," $5 million.

9. "Bad Times At The El Royale," $3.3 million.

10. "The Old Man & The Gun," $2 million.

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