Forty years later, Jamie Lee Curtis returns to play his role as the iconic Laurie Strode, who once again faces Michael Myers.
Blumhouse and Universal & # 39; s Hallowe'en – a direct sequel to classic 1978 success – is terrorizing at Friday's box office, where it could earn $ 30 million or more for a weekend tour of $ 70 million to $ 75 million, according to initial estimates.
The photo is doing almost record business for a R-rated horror photo. Friday's total includes $ 7.7 million in Thursday's previews at the North American box office.
All that exceeds $ 55 million would represent the second largest arc for a R-rated horror title behind the New Line box office success That, which was launched at $ 123.4 million in September 2017, not adjusted for inflation.
Directed by David Gordon Green, Hallowe'en sees the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as the iconic character Laurie Strode, who once again faces Michael Myers, the masked figure who has chased her since she narrowly escaped her Halloween party spree in the 1978 movie. (Nick Castle resumes his role as Myers). After Blumhouse obtained the rights of the Hallowe'en The franchise, Jason Blum, chose horror icon John Carpenter, who directed the 1978 film, as a creative advisor.
Revenues from the October box office are running at record levels, thanks to Sony Poison and Warner Bros. A star has been born, both of which are directed to their third weekends. The two films are inclined to a gross profit of between $ 17 million and $ 19 million for a potentially close career.
The forecast for First man On his second trip, he looks for Damien Chazelle's astronaut drama to win between $ 8.5 million and $ 11 million.
Hallowe'en It is not the only national release this weekend.
With the season of prizes in full swing, Fox 2000 extends its police drama YA Hatred in about 2,300 theaters. The movie could win up to $ 10 million for the weekend, a stellar show.
New tickets at the specialty box office include Can you forgive me? starring Melissa McCarthy, IFC & # 39; s WildlifeBleecker Street What they had and A24 Mid 90's.
October 19, 12:30 p.m. Updated with revised weekend estimates.