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
The movie, directed by David Gordon Green, follows the story of Laurie Strode as she yet again fights against the masked murderer Michael Myers.