It also marks second biggest debut for a horror film behind last year's "It", which had a $123 million opening.
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That's exactly what Jamie Lee Curtis rightfully did when her movie smashed three, yes THREE, box office records. According to reports, the latest installment of the franchise earned approximately $77.5 million in ticket sales at the domestic box office.
While John Carpenter's 1978 Halloween didn't invent the slasher genre (1971's Bay of Blood and 1974's Black Christmas came before it), it help make it a commercial force.
I think they've accomplished their mission, even if, during the film's brisk 104 minute run time, you get the sense that Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) has HAD encounters with her "evil twin" sporadically over the last 40 years. In one of Michael Myers' first murders in the new movie, the offscreen voice of a crying baby, Green explained, was provided by none other than Curtis herself. Halloween also had a better debut than the blockbuster horror movies Prometheus (6.3 million), World War Z (7.9 million), Van Helsing (8.3 million), and the 1999 version of The Mummy (8.5 million) but fell short of The Mummy Returns (12 million), I Am Legend (11.2 million), the 2014 Godzilla remake (11.2 million), and all Jurassic Park/World installments. "Halloween" is now Curtis' biggest opening to date, as well as the best horror opening with a female lead.More news: Egypt says actions "decisive and brave" by Saudi over missing journalist case
The Hollywood vet - whose parents are Hollywood Golden Age stars Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh - had an opioid addiction for 10 years, she told People. That said, Halloween did deliver the largest October opening day of all-time, topping Venom's $32.5 million.
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