Halloween scores second-best October opening ever with $77.5 million

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As you can see, at one point in the drafting process of Halloween we got a very different ending to the showdown at Laurie's stronghold.

For the entire horror genre, Halloween's debut is just above Interview with the Vampire's opening-weekend attendance but is a long way's away from last fall's Stephen King adaptation IT, which sold 13.8 million tickets in its first few days.

Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare. Halloween smashed the franchise's previous record holder, Rob Zombie's 2007 remake of the '78 original, which took in $26 million United States dollars.

For all the twists and plot inventions that filmmakers have been throwing at us over the years-from sibling surprises and unwanted backstories to psychic connections and unusual cults-the Halloween movies remain popular for one simple reason.

Halloween is slaying its box office competition.

Serving as a direct sequel to John Carpenter's original 1978 Halloween, the new film ignores the nine other sequels and remakes and picks up 40 years later, with Jamie Lee Curtis's battle-scarred heroine Laurie Strode preparing for her inevitable rematch with masked killer Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney).

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That puts the latest release about $50 million behind its most recent predecessor at this point in its life. The game was published by Activision and Treyarch , as well as Raven Software and Beenox for the PV.

Meanwhile, Curtis has also opened up about what made her agree to reprise Strode after the disastrous Halloween H2O in 1998, telling the outlet Gordon Green's planned opening scene was delightful. "Biggest Halloween opening ever #womengetthingsdone".

Thus far, Halloween is the second-highest opening of all time, falling behind Stephen King's record-breaker, It, released previous year. Earlier in the month, superhero movie "Venom" was the biggest-ever October debut, with $80.3 million.

"I am enormously proud of this film,"says Jason Blum. Biggest Halloween [movie] opening ever".

Biggest movie opening with a female lead over 55. More than 80 percent of critics recommended the movie, according to RottenTomatoes.com.

Warner Bros. Pictures' A Star is Born held onto the second place position once again with another $19.3 million., dropping just 32.2% weekend to weekend. The film totaled $8.6 million on its second weekend in cinemas and ended up in a awful fifth place behind Goosebumps 2.