“Halloween” will not only take home the box office crown in its debut weekend, but may also break “Venom’s” recently-set record for best October opening of all time.
Universal’s reboot, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, is heading for an estimated $80 million from 3,928 North American locations in its first weekend. It’ll have to outpace “Venom’s” $80.255 million opening three weeks ago to beat the October record.
John Carpenter’s original “Halloween” earned $47 million throughout its entire run on a production budget of $325,000. MGM’s 2007 remake of “Halloween,” written and directed by Rob Zombie, had the highest debut before Universal’s latest iteration, with $26 million on its way to a $80 million run worldwide.
“Halloween” picks up 40 years after the events of the 1978 film, in a world where none of the events of the following films in the franchise took place. Curtis’ Laurie Strode is now a grandmother, but has spent her life haunted by the events of Halloween 1978, constantly preparing for Michael Myers’ return. David Gordon Green directed the film from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley.
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