“Halloween” $80M Opening Could Top “Venom”

Halloween 80m Opening Could Top Venom

Not only will the new “Halloween” easily win the box-office weekend, the film is exceeding expectations so much that it’s also likely to break the recent record set by “Venom” for the best October opening of all time.

Universal’s Jamie Lee Curtis-led semi-reboot of the series has not only scored good reviews, but is headed for an estimated $80 million haul over its opening weekend following a whopping $33.3 million take on Friday. That puts it in line to smash the $80.255 million opening which “Venom” scored three weeks ago.

To put it in comparison, John Carpenter’s original “Halloween” made $47 million over its entire run in 1978, while the Rob Zombie 2007 remake opened with $26 million ahead of its $80 million total gross worldwide.

“Venom” and “A Star is Born” will be battling it out for the second spot with the pair each projected to earn around $17 million in their third weekends. Damien Chazelle’s “First Man” is looking to fall an average 50% in its second weekend, headed for an $8 million opening.

The Amandla Stenberg-led “The Hate U Give” is expanding wide this weekend and is expected to add $8 million to its total.

Source: Variety