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Jamie Lee Curtis Boasts About ‘Halloween’ Opening Weekend Box Office

Jamie Lee Curtis Boasts About ‘Halloween’ Opening Weekend Box Office

That is huge, and easily the biggest opening weekend for any of the principals associated with this film (David Gordon Green, Danny McBride and Jamie Lee Curtis).

The opening weekend also represents more than seven times the $10 million production budget.

It also marks second biggest debut for a horror film behind last year's "It", which had a $123 million opening.

"I'm going for one BOAST post", Curtis, 59, wrote.

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There was an outpouring of grief with President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoling the loss of lives. Modi also approved Rs 2 lakh compensation for the family of those deceased and Rs 50,000 for those injured in the accident.

According to the official synopsis: "Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago".

Curtis, who first starred as Laurie Strode in the original 1978 classic Halloween, also included the hashtag #womengetthingsdone and the @halloweenmovie Twitter handle. And is the highest grossing horror movie with a female lead. 'Biggest Halloween opening ever'. The new horror flick, co-produced by Blumhouse and Miramax, cost only $10 million to make. The follow-up has garnered some of the best reviews for a series entry yet. That may not be saying much, but critical favor could have drawn certain skeptics out to the movies over the weekend.

Movie theater attendance was up overall the last few days, with this particular weekend (42nd of the year) posting record-breaking ticket sales of about 18.2 million, the highest on record (that is, since 1982). The Hate U Give, meanwhile, expanded into wide release with so-so attendance (0.8 million) but the chance of further success given its rare 'A+' grade via CinemaScore polling.

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's new movie, A Star Is Born, held on to the second spot for its third weekend with approximately $19.3 million. This coming Friday's openers aren't too promising, either, though Halloween should have a strong second weekend ahead of the titular holiday next Wednesday. The weekend was up almost 72 percent from the same weekend last October and the year to date is up almost 11 percent. The horror genre is one of the most enduring in Hollywood, even as the box office has become more challenging, with titles regularly breaching expectations.


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