News // 'HALLOWEEN' REPEATS AS THE NUMBER ONE FILM FOR A SECOND WEEK

A Star is Born continues as the season's strongest box office success.



As expected, David Gordon Green's Halloween (#1) ended its second weekend in first place with $32 million being added to its total. The film now sits at over $126 million, domestically. The slasher film, finding Jamie Lee Curtis again battling the famed murderer Michael Myers, earned $25.6 million overseas.


Also like last weekend, A Star is Born (#2) finished in second place (the spot it's sat at since opening). With $14.1 million being added to its total, the music/drama should cross $150 million this week, domestically.


The widest new release was Lionsgate's Hunter Killer (#5). Despite earning an A- CinemaScore, the film brought in just $6.65 million, meaning it should fade pretty quickly as a typical October release normally does.


Mid90s (#10), Jonah Hill's directorial debut, widened to over 1,200 theaters, bringing in $3 million. In about half of those theaters, Johnny English Strikes Again (#12) debuted, earning $1.6 million after a pretty successful debut in international markets earlier this month.


As for limited release films, Beautiful Boy (#17) expanded to over 180 theaters, earning just shy of $600,000. Amazon will continue to roll it out over the next coming weeks as it begins its hefty awards season campaign. Amazon also released Suspiria (#22) this weekend in just two theaters. The horror film earned $179,806, or $89,903 per screen. That's the best of the weekend and one of the best of the year.


Like Beautiful Boy, Amazon will begin to roll out Suspiria everywhere in the next few weeks.


Leaving the Top Ten this weekend are the critically-acclaimed, but box office loser, Bad Times at the El Royale (#14), and Robert Redford's The Old Man & the Gun (#11).


Next week, Fox will hope to have a hit on its hands with Bohemian Rhapsody. Tyler Perry's Nobody's Fool will also release, alongside Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.


TOP TEN:

(bold signifies a new release)

1. HALLOWEEN - $32 million

2. A STAR IS BORN - $14.1 million

3. VENOM - $10.8 million

4. GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN - $7.5 million

5. HUNTER KILLER - $6.65 million

6. THE HATE U GIVE - $5.1 million

7. FIRST MAN - $4.93 million

8. SMALLFOOT - $4.75 million

9. NIGHT SCHOOL - $3.25 million

10. MID90S - $3 million


All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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