Scary movie rakes in millions on Halloween weekend

Halloween review – a slasher classic you just can't kill off

David Gordon Green directed "Halloween", which brings back Curtis as Laurie Strode and Nick Castle as Michael Myers and essentially ignores the events of the other sequels and spinoffs aside from John Carpenter's original.

A Smith's Grove mention makes a return early on in the film and all the sheriff's cars you see all through the movie say "Warren County".

Universal's reboot of the venerable horror franchise is on track to sell an estimated $77.5 million in tickets at 3,928 theaters in the US and Canada from Friday through Sunday, winning the weekend and scoring the second-highest October opening ever, behind Venom's $80.3 million earlier this month.

The horror flick beat an opening weekend record for slasher movies set by the 2009 reboot of "Friday the 13th", which brought in $40.6 million. But no matter which style or version your prefer in the franchise, we're ranking every Halloween movie made and sorting them by Tomatometer! While it succeeded at box office upon release, the film isn't remembered as a classic. It's the second highest horror opening of all time, behind last year's "It". The result? An estimated $77.5 million, making it the second biggest October opening ever, narrowly falling short of the $80.2 million opening of Venom just a few weeks ago. "Halloween" cost just $10 million, marking another win for Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions, who co-financed the film with Miramax. In fact, until this weekend, Jamie Lee Curtis' biggest opening weekend was $29 million for Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

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Finally, on PlayStation alone, Black Ops 4 set a global, new day one record on the PlayStation Store for digital full game sales. Despite being released for just nearly a week, PC hackers already managed to code Black Ops 4 auto aim hack .

The film now has 80 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.6 on IMDB.

Meanwhile, "A Star Is Born" continues to drive fans to theatres, with a $19.3-million domestic take in its second weekend to secure the #2 spot in its third weekend, while "Venom" (also in its third week) is also going strong, taking the third-place spot with $19.3 million domestically.

In fourth was another seasonal offering, Sony's Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, at $9.7 million (Sh981 million).

Elsewhere, Fox Searchlight's "Can You Ever Forgive Me?", starring Melissa McCarthy, generated $150,000 when it opened in five locations, averaging a huge $30,000 per screen.

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