The film opened with a killer $77.5 million, making it the second largest October opening weekend of all-time, coming in less than $3 million behind Tom Hardy’s Venom. The film’s opening was the second largest ever for an R-rated horror, behind IT, which snagged $123.4 million last September.
Internationally, Halloween brought in an estimated $14.3 million for a World Wide opening weekend of $91.8 million.
The $10 million sequel earned a “B+” CinemaScore and played to a crowd that was 53% male and 59% were age 25 or older. The film should play well over the coming weeks, with Halloween coming up and all.
Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer and composer.
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.