Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the new “Halloween” movie starring Jamie Lee Curtis slashed the box office record in the United States and Canada over the weekend.
According to the media house, the movie pulled in an estimated $77.5 million over the Friday-Sunday period, coming behind Venom, which made $80.3 million for its first weekend earlier this month.
Also, “Halloween” is the second-highest start for an R-rated horror movie, behind only the killer clown movie It which raked in a whopping $123.4 million.
“Halloween”, the sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 classic, was made on a budget of $10 million.
Reacting to their success, Curtis noted that the movie is the biggest opening for a horror movie with a female lead and the biggest start for any movie with a female lead over 55.
See her post below.
OK. I’m going for one BOAST post. Biggest horror movie opening with a female lead.
Biggest movie opening with a female lead over 55.
Second biggest October movie opening ever.
Biggest Halloween opening ever #womengetthingsdone @halloweenmovie pic.twitter.com/DhUBy82z3U
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) October 21, 2018
The movie, directed by David Gordon Green, follows the story of Laurie Strode as she yet again fights against the masked murderer Michael Myers.