‘Halloween’ movie breaks box office records

"Halloween" breaks box office records.

by Jessie Mendoza

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“Halloween” made a killing in its debut weekend, becoming the highest-grossing film in the “Halloween” franchise with $76.2 million box office gross from October 19 to 21, 2018 in the U.S.

Its debut weekend performance also established the following records:

  • Biggest horror movie opening with a female lead
  • Biggest movie opening with a female lead over 55
  • Second biggest October movie opening weekend ever
  • Biggest October opening day of all time

“Venom” by Sony Pictures beat “Halloween” as the Biggest October movie opening weekend of all time, with box office gross of $80.25 million compared to the $76.22 million of “Halloween”.

However, “Halloween” won over “Venom” for the Biggest October opening day of all time. “Halloween” had an opening day (October 19, 2018) box office gross of $33.08 million, which is slightly higher than the opening day (October 5, 2018) earnings of $32.5 million for “Venom”.

“Halloween” is top billed by Jamie Lee Curtis, who returns to the franchise to play the iconic Laurie Strode. She will have a final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her 40 years ago.

The newest “Halloween” movie, which is 1 hour and 49 minutes long, is a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 classic and is directed by David Gordon Green.

The 11th installment to the “Halloween” franchise is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide.

Now, here’s some good news for horror film fans in the Philippines.

The biggest “Halloween” in the 40-year-old slasher series has been Rated R-16 by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board.

Even more important is that “Halloween” passed the scrutiny of the MTRCB without having any cut.

That means horror movie buffs 16 years old and above can watch “Halloween” in full.

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