As Variety reports, after just one weekend the film is already the highest-grossing film in the "Halloween" franchise, easily topping the $26 million earned by the 2007 reboot.
The studio also says it's the biggest movie opening ever with a female lead over 55, in star Jamie Lee Curtis.
Halloween has had one of the best openings for an October movie ever, but star Jamie Lee Curtis wants fans to look beyond its $77.5 million Dollars in opening weekend sales. It's the second highest horror opening of all time, behind last year's "It".
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Interestingly, Jamie Lee Curtis chose to reprise her role as Laurie Strode, and Nick Castle - the original Michael Meyers - appeared in a cameo.
Universal executives could be excused for a bit of gloating - they produced Halloween for a microscopic $10 million (Sh1 billion).
"You take the nostalgia for 'Halloween, ' especially with the return of Jamie Lee Curtis, and you combine that with the Blumhouse brand and its contemporary currency in the genre and it just made for a ridiculously potent combination at the box office this weekend", Jim Orr, Universal's president of domestic distribution, told The Associated Press. On a $10 million budget, the film earned a total of $91.8 million, including worldwide openings.
A Star is Born nabbed the No. 2 global spot, bringing its global gross to $74.7 million and shooting past the $200 million mark for its total worldwide tally. The film now sits at $126 million domestically with another $74.7 million from worldwide markets, giving it a global total of $201 million. In an attempt to get back to the roots of Carpenter's original film, the creative team behind the new film made a decision to completely ditch the intervening forty years of continuity in the interest of simply losing the baggage. Goosebumps 2 also held its place in the box office ranking fourth while First Man dropped two spots down to number five. The 2018 box office remains up 10.6 percent compared to the previous year.