Estimates for the new Halloween movie continue to be moved up as now it's thought the slasher film has a chance of topping Venom's record-breaking October box office from earlier in the month.
It's is now estimated Halloween brought in $33.3 million on Friday, including its Thursday night $7.7 million, with it now estimated that Halloween could finish with a three-day opening weekend box office of $80.3 million, which would be just enough to top Venom's $80.25 million.
The film has also earned a B+ CinemaScore, and its Rotten Tomatoes score is at a current 80%, with 79% of the audience stating they liked it.
I saw Halloween last night and loved it. I felt it really went out of its way to pay homage to the original 1978 movie, but at the same time offers a fresh approach. I found myself cheering for Michael Myers as did the audience around me. Speaking of an audience, this movie is best seen in theaters as the audience comes to life during various scenes, which makes the entire experience all the better! And stick around until the end! Go see it! Great film and a lot of fun!
Universal Pictures will release Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax’s Halloween on Friday, October 19, 2018.
Jamie Lee Curtis returns 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.
Master of horror John Carpenter executive produces and serves as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.
Halloween is also produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the Halloween series since its inception, and Bill Block (Elysium, District 9). In addition to Carpenter and Curtis, Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. Ryan Freimann also serves in that role.
Halloween will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures.