Jamie Lee Curtis wants to direct a horror film

New 'Halloween' Has A Record Breaking Opening Weekend

The moment was not lost on Curtis, who wrote on Twitter that she was going to limit herself to "one BOAST post".

October's box office receipts continue to impress as "Venom" and "A Star Is Born" deliver healthy numbers in their third outings.

The horror flick grossed $77.5 million (£59.2m) in the USA box office over the three days since its release making it the most successful movie in the Halloween franchise, smashing Rob Zombie's remake, which brought in $58m (£44.3m) in 20017 and Halloween: H20 which earned $55m (£42m) in 1998. It's also the second-highest start for an R-rated horror movie, behind only the killer clown movie It ($123.4 million).

Second biggest October movie opening ever.

Not to mention that it also snagged the second highest October opening ever behind Venom's $80.3 million release earlier this month. In fact, until this weekend, Jamie Lee Curtis' biggest opening weekend was $29 million for Beverly Hills Chihuahua.


The rebooted Halloween movie has struck a timely chord with audiences this season, who've rewarded Laurie Strode's time-jumping return to Haddonfield with a massive opening weekend at the box office. "Halloween" was the biggest horror movie opening with a female lead, and the biggest movie opening with a female lead over 55.

In an interview with Good Housekeeping last month, the actress revealed she tries to avoid looking at herself in the mirror.

Horror-master John Carpenter was executive producer and was joined by lead producer Jason Blum (Get Out and The Purge), so you can probably see why the film is doing so well.

The film now has 80 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.6 on IMDB.

That means Halloween was pretty heavily frontloaded, but also Universal could be playing it cool with its estimate and lowballing the weekend total. The Hate U Give, meanwhile, expanded into wide release with so-so attendance (0.8 million) but the chance of further success given its rare 'A+' grade via CinemaScore polling. Rounding out the top five is Universal's "First Man", which notched $8.5 million this weekend for a total of $30 million. A24's coming-of-age skateboarding drama expands nationwide next weekend. That's the best opening ever for the 40-year-old slasher series.

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