HALLOWEEN Beats SCREAM As Highest Grossing Slasher Film Ever
Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green’s direct sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween is making a killing at the box-office. It opened with 77.5 million and this past weekend it stayed on the top of the box-office was an impressive $32 million.
But more impressive still is that with its domestic total of $126.6 million, Halloween (2018) is now the highest grossing slasher film of all-time, beating Wes Craven’s Scream, which snagged $103 million back in 1996.
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. John Carpenter is on board as executive producer and composer. By popular demand, Halloween screens in IMAX this week.
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.