Box Office October 19-21, 2018
Halloween premiered in the Number One spot at the box office over the weekend with $77.5 Million. That haul makes Halloween the second biggest opening film in October ever, behind Venom, which opened earlier this month. Halloween opened with strong, positive word-of-mouth and featured the return of two-of-the-three lead actors from the original film.
A Star is Born was Second for the third weekend in a row with $28 Million for $126.3 Million so far. Worldwide, A Star is Born has made over $201 Million. A Star is Born has shown that it really has staying power in theaters.
Venom was Third with $18.1 Million for $171.1 Million so far. Worldwide, Venom has made $461.8 Million.
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween was Fourth with $9.7 Million.
First Man was Fifth with $8.5 Million.
The Hate U Give, Smallfoot, Night School, Bad Times At The El Royale, and The Old Man & the Gun rounded out the Top Ten respectively.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
Halloween is a 2018 American slasher film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Jeff Fradley, and Danny McBride. It is the eleventh installment in the Halloween film series, and a direct sequel to the 1978 film of the same name, while retconning the continuity of the previous sequels. Set 40 years after the original film, the plot follows Laurie Strode as she prepares to face Michael Myers in a final confrontation when he returns to Haddonfield, Illinois after his killing spree on Halloween night in 1978. Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle reprise their roles as Strode and Myers, respectively, with stuntman James Jude Courtney also portraying Myers. The film also stars Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, and Virginia Gardner.
Next week sees the release of: Hunter Killer, Indivisible, Burning, Johnny English Strikes Again, Suspiria, and a plethora of other mainstream and independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly The Bottom Line column. A preview: Halloween will be Number One at the box office next weekend for the second weekend in a row.
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