“Halloween” Scores Second-Best Box Office October Opening Ever

Halloween is officially killing him.

The reboot of the horror franchise won $ 77.5 million after opening in almost 4,000 locations in North America. This means that the film has won the second best start for a horror film with R rating . The sequel to the 1978 classic by John Carpenter also earned the second highest October opening in history, behind The $ 80.3 million Venom earlier this month.

Overseas, Halloween generated $ 14.3 million this weekend. 19659004] The film directed by Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions ignores the other nine remakes and begins 40 years later, with Laurie Strode of Jamie Lee Curtis preparing for his inevitable rematch with masked assassin Michael Myers, played by James Jude Courtney.

"I am enormously proud of this film," Blum said in a statement. " Halloween brings life back to the franchise in a fresh, relevant and fun way that is winning fans and critics alike."

"There was plenty of time between the original movie," Jim Orr, said the president of the universal home distribution. "You combine that with the return of a tremendous star in Jamie Lee Curtis, a great writing, a great cinema. All that comes together like a perfect storm. "

Completing the top five spots this weekend is A Star Is Born, with approximately $ 19.3 million; Venom with around $ 18.1 million; Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween with approximately $ 9.7 million; and First Man with approximately $ 8.6 million.