The new “Halloween” easily stayed on top of the domestic box office in its second weekend as the Jamie Lee Curtis-led horror film picked up another $32 million – only a 58% decline from its impressive debut (which is good for a horror film). Along with a further $25 million overseas, the film currently stands at a total of $172 million worldwide.
The only new wide release this weekend was the Gerard Butler-led submarine drama “Hunter Killer” which opened in fifth with $6.7 million, behind “A Star is Born” in second with $14 million, “Venom” in third with $10.8 million and “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” in fourth with $7.5 million. ‘Star’ crossed the $250 million worldwide mark while “Venom” passed the $500 million global haul mark. In a smaller run “Johnny English Strikes Again” disappointed with just $1.6 million.
In limited release, Luca Guadagnino’s arthouse remake of “Suspiria” opened in just two cinemas but pulled in a stellar $179,806. That gives it a per screen average of $89,903 which is the highest recorded for a film released in 2018 to date. Amazon Studios will test audiences’ reaction to the arty gore with a rollout into 250 locations next weekend, followed by an expansion into more cities in its third outing.
Source: Box-Office Mojo