Published: Tue, October 23, 2018

Jamie Lee Curtis Celebrates 'Halloween' Box Office Success

Jamie Lee Curtis Celebrates 'Halloween' Box Office Success

This has easily been the biggest opening weekend for director David Gordon Green and co-writer Danny McBride, and surprisingly, even for Jamie Lee Curtis.

Halloween is slaying its box office competition.

Blum adds, "Halloween' brings the franchise back to life in a fresh, relevant and fun way that is winning over fans and critics alike".

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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As reported by Variety, the flick had the best horror opening ever with a female lead and the highest-grossing debut for a movie with a female lead over 55. It also marks the best Blumhouse outing since Paranormal Activity 3 logged $53.8 million.


Reuniting Jamie Lee Curtis and the world created by horror filmmaker John Carpenter, the film collected an estimated $77.5 million in theaters in the USA and Canada, ComScore Inc. said in an email Sunday.

In an interview with Good Housekeeping last month, the actress revealed she tries to avoid looking at herself in the mirror. It earned an 80% score on review site Rotten Tomatoes. "A Star Is Born" pocketed another $19.3 million, while "Venom" follows close behind with $18.1 million for solid domestic totals of $126 million and $171 million, respectively. Rob Zombie then made a remake and a sequel and finally, we have 2018's Halloween in which - yes - Laurie's resurrected yet again.

While this is about as surprising as Michael Myers killing people, Halloween came in at the top of the box office, knocking off Venom which had held the top spot for the past two weeks. A24's coming-of-age skateboarding drama expands nationwide next weekend.

Second biggest October movie opening ever.

Box office receipts total $9.54 billion so far this year, up about 11 percent from a year earlier, ComCcore reported.

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