Halloween Opens to Franchise Record $91.8 Million Global Debut
The latest sequel has surpassed all expectations in its strong opening weekend.
By Chris Morse
The new Halloween film has made a strong debut in its record-setting opening weekend as it took in $77.5 million domestically. The film generated another $14.3 million overseas, bringing the global opening total to $91.8 million. For starters, this is the biggest opening for any movie in the franchise and it’s not even close. Rob Zombie’s take on Michael Myers generated $26 million in its own opening and that record has been swiftly shattered by David Gordon Green’s new sequel.
This is the second-best opening for an R-rated horror film, behind only the recent film adaptation of Stephen King’s It. The film also left its mark on the month of October as a whole, taking the number two opening for any release in the month behind only Venom. Lead actress Jamie Lee Curtis had a few of her own statistics to share as well, which you can read below.
OK. I’m going for one BOAST post. Biggest horror movie opening with a female lead.— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) October 21, 2018
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
The film cost only $10 million to make, making this a smash hit for Blumhouse Productions and everybody involved. We would say that the likelihood for seeing a sequel has just increased substantially following this excellent debut. We will, of course, have more on that front whenever we hear more.
Regardless of that, it would seem that The Shape’s return to Haddonfield was a highly successful one. Are you among the fans who have made the trip and lived to tell about it? If so, share your impressions with us here in the comments or on social media.
Halloween saw Jamie Lee Curtis return to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. The film also starred Judy Green (Ant-Man, Jurassic World), Andi Matichak (Replicate, Orange is the New Black), Will Patton (Armageddon), and Virginia Gardner (Runaways), with James Jude Courtney and original actor Nick Castle (Escape from New York) starring as Michael Myers.
The film was directed by David Gordon Green and released on October 19th.