We warned you that ‘Halloween‘ could surprise some people this past weekend, and it did just that. While most experts predicted the sequel would make around $60 million during its opening weekend, there were a few people saying it could surprise everyone by bringing in over $70 million.
Halloween dominated the box office by bringing home $77.5 million. That’s the second-best opening ever for the month of October, only behind the $80 million opening of ‘Venom‘ earlier this month.
It’s also the best horror opening for a film with a female lead, which has to make Jamie Lee Curtis super happy.
She sent out the tweet you see 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 great reviews from critics probably helped the film go beyond the early predictions. With actual Halloween only get closer, there is a good chance this movie continues to be near the top of the box office as the month of October closes out.
It’s been a wonderful month for Hollywood. As we mentioned above, Venom broke records earlier this month, A Star Is Born kicked butt and now Halloween is smashing records.
It looks like people still love going to the movies. Myself included.