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Halloween Claims The #1 Spot with $95 Million in First Week Ticket Sales, Plus Bonus Statistics Inside!

It’s official. Halloween is the #1 movie of the week with $94,656,000 made in domestic ticket sales. This is a huge accomplishment for the horror genre, especially when considering the new movie was only made for $40,000,000. It’s not doing too shabby overseas, either, and saw a foreign gross of $15,868,000. Michael Myers is back, folks, and I’m so happy he’s being so well received.

Here’s some statistics to show just how well Halloween is doing at the box office.

#3 Highest Grossing Slasher Film of All Time
– #1 (Scream) has $103,000,000 and #2 (Scream 2) has $101,000,000
– Halloween (2018) will pass this to become the highest grossing slasher of all time next week

#1 in the Halloween Franchise
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)
Halloween – $94,656,000

#5 Blumhouse Produced Movie
– #1 (Get Out) has $176,000,000, #2 (Split) has $138,000,000, #3 (Paranormal Activity) has $107,000,000 and #4 (Paranormal Activity 3) has $104,000,000
– Halloween (2018) will pass some to become at least the third best selling movie from the company

#15 R Rated Horror Film of All Time
– Beaten by IT, The Exorcist, Get Out, Blair Witch Project, The Conjuring, The Nun, Paranormal Activity, Interview with the Vampire, Paranormal Activity 3, Scream, The Conjuring 2, Annabelle: Creation, Scream 2, Sleepy Hollow
– Halloween (2018) will probably become at least the fifth best selling R Rated horror film of all time

#35 Best Selling Film of 2018
– Halloween (2019) will probably become at least a top 25 contender for for best selling film

PLUS:

#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

Written by Michael DeFellipo

(Senior Editor)