As expected, ‘Halloween‘ continued to dominate the box office. After bringing in just over $77 million during its opening weekend, the ‘Halloween’ sequel stayed strong in its second weekend at the box office.
It earned the number one spot again this past weekend, bringing in $32 million, which was enough to beat ‘A Star Is Born‘ at $14 million. In total, it’s made over $170 million worldwide, which is a huge win for the studio.
Meanwhile, ‘A Star Is Born’ is doing work. It’s never been at the top of the box office, because it opened against a comic-book film, but it’s been at the number two spot for the past four weekends. That is truly impressive. It’s made over $100 million overseas, which means in total it’s made over $250 million at the box office.
It’s one of those rare films that is a smash at the box office and with award voters. It’ll likely be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga could both be nominated for their acting as well.
If the Oscars want ratings, then this will certainly help. I can imagine a lot of people tuning in to see how the film performs.[mashshare]