40 years later, and this one’s going straight to the history books.
The “recalibration” of Halloween officially hit 3,928 theaters on Thursday, October 18 courtesy of Universal Pictures. According to Box Office Mojo, the domestic ticket sales total from October 18 to Sunday morning, October 21 is absolutely massive! The David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis and Jason Blum collaboration is estimated to have made $77,501,000 in its first three days of release. The R rated film easily beat out A Star is Born ($19 Million) and Venom ($18 Million) to become the #1 movie this weekend. And by all accounts, it should have no problem maintaining that spot until the all important Friday chart. What’s even better? Halloween was filmed on a budget of $40,000,000 ($10 production + $30 media/marketing), so this baby has already doubled the money it needs to be lucrative and is a massive success.
How will it fair after passing the $100,000,000 mark next week? What does this mean for the series? Did you see it yet, and did you like it? Discuss away, folks.
Opening Statistics for Halloween (2018):
#2 Opening Weekend in October
#3 Opening Weekend in the Fall
#7 Widest R Rated Release
#8 Blumhouse Produced Picture
#10 R Rated Opening Weekend
Opening Weekend Gross + Total Box Office Run Sales:
Halloween – NA (Total: $47,000,000)
Halloween 2 – $7,440,0000 (Total: $25,533,000)
Halloween 3: Season of the Witch $6,333,000 (Total: $14,400,000)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers – $6,831,000 (Total: $17,768,000)
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers – $5,093,000 (Total: $11,642,000)
Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers – $7,308,000 (Total: $15,116,000)
Halloween H20 – $16,187,000 (Total: $55,041,000)
Halloween: Resurrection – $12,292,000 (Total: $30,352,000)
Rob Zombie’s Halloween – $26,326,000 (Total: $58,272,000)
Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 – $16,342,000 (Total: $33,393,000)