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This is to say: Halloween's success is a big deal and will hopefully show that audiences would love to see more female protagonists over 55, and more female-led horror, and more over-55-female-led-horror!
It's been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night.
Universal and Blumhouse's Halloween, the 11th entry in the log running horror series, took the box office by storm.
This has easily been the biggest opening weekend for director David Gordon Green and co-writer Danny McBride, and surprisingly, even for Jamie Lee Curtis.
Halloween is slaying its box office competition.
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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.
"I am enormously proud of this film", said producer Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions in a statement. In fact, until this weekend, Jamie Lee Curtis' biggest opening weekend was $29 million for Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
Yes indeed, starting this Friday, October 26th, the new Halloween will be playing in IMAX theaters across the country for a limited one-week engagement.
Warner Bros. Pictures' A Star is Born held onto the second place position once again with another $19.3 million., dropping just 32.2% weekend to weekend.
Meanwhile, Fox expanded YA drama "The Hate U Give" to 2,303 screens. Star came in second place this weekend with $18.9 million.