Halloween slashes the competition with best franchise opening

New 'Halloween' Has A Record Breaking Opening Weekend

Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael "The Shape" Myers.

Universal's reboot of the venerable horror franchise is on track to sell an estimated $77.5 million in tickets at 3,928 theaters in the USA and Canada from Friday through Sunday, winning the weekend and scoring the second-highest October opening ever, behind Venom's $80.3 million earlier this month.

The movie sees Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role as Laurie Strode and picks up 40 years after the original. Halloween smashed the franchise's previous record holder, Rob Zombie's 2007 remake of the '78 original, which took in $26 million Dollars.

This past weekend we finally saw the release of Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green's direct sequel to John Carpenter's Halloween. Laurie runs out of bullets, forcing her and Michael to go at it armed with knives.

It also marks second biggest debut for a horror film behind last year's "It", which had a $123 million opening. Halloween had the second-best start for an R-rated horror film after last year's It, and still maintains the second-highest October debut after Venom took that record earlier this month.

Blumhouse, the shop behind "Get Out" and numerous other modestly budgeted horror films, co-produced "Halloween" with Miramax.

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The studio also says it's the biggest movie opening ever with a female lead over 55, in star Jamie Lee Curtis. Until this weekend, Curtis' biggest opening was for Beverly Hills Chihuahua at $29 million.

"Halloween", which is a direct follow-up to the original "Halloween" and skips over the sequels in between, has been well-received by critics, with an 80 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That brings the film's domestic total to $10.6 million.

And Venom still appears to be going strong on its third week in cinemas, totaling $18.6 million just behind the Bradley Cooper-starring romantic drama A Star is Born, which co-stars Lady Gaga.

The newly released Halloweenmovie has enjoyed a record-breaking opening weekend.

In fourth was another seasonal offering, Sony's Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, at $9.7 million (Sh981 million).

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