"Halloween" boasts biggest opening ever for female-led horror flick

New 'Halloween' Has A Record Breaking Opening Weekend

I suspected that Halloween would put up huge numbers this weekend, but it wasn't until I attended a sold-out screening at 10 p.m. on Thursday (very unusual in my neck of the woods) that I realized it would be massive.

Curtis has returned to the role that made her famous in the original Halloween in 1978, with one-time babysitter Laurie Strode now a psychologically damaged grandmother who has lived her life preparing for a showdown with masked psychopathic killer Michael Myers.

This past weekend we finally saw the release of Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green's direct sequel to John Carpenter's Halloween.

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Now they've made baseball's final series of the year in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1977-78. A fully rested Josh Hader followed and kept the Brewers afloat by continuing a dominant postseason.

Halloween is slaying its box office competition.

The latest installment in the Halloween series sees the return of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) vs. Michael Myers. It's also the biggest launch ever with a female lead over 55 years old.

Cast member Jamie Lee Curtis poses at a premiere for the movie "Halloween" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 17, 2018.

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As Real Madrid are proving in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, a striker's goals are hard to replace but so too is the aura. The major disappointment is that Messi will miss the match against Real Madrid on October 28.

Not to mention that it also snagged the second highest October opening ever behind Venom's $80.3 million release earlier this month. More than 80 percent of critics recommended the movie, according to RottenTomatoes.com. Producer Jason Blum was thrilled, saying, "I am enormously proud of this film".

Meanwhile, "A Star Is Born" continues to drive fans to theatres, with a $19.3-million domestic take in its second weekend to secure the #2 spot in its third weekend, while "Venom" (also in its third week) is also going strong, taking the third-place spot with $19.3 million domestically. The film totaled $8.6 million on its second weekend in cinemas and ended up in a awful fifth place behind Goosebumps 2. The studio had expected an opening north of $50 million.

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.

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Following behind Mid90s in the indie circuit are Melissa McCarthy's Can You Ever Forgive Me? which raked in $150,000 in five locations, and Paul Dano's directorial debut Wildlife, which opened to $105,614 in four locations.

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