Box Office: 'Halloween' Dominates in Opening Weekend | Def Pen
‘Halloween’ smashed the franchise record at the box office this weekend. The horror reboot debuted to $77.5 million. (Universal)

Halloween conquered this weekend’s box office with $77.5 million domestic in its opening. That smashed the previous franchise record of $26 million and is good enough for the second-best opening for an R-rated horror movie. It also marks the biggest opening for a film with a female lead over 55.

Coming in second again this weekend, A Star Is Born continues an impressive run. The Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga musical love story jumped Venom this week, adding $19.3 million to push its domestic haul up over $125 million.

Venom fell from the top position its enjoyed over the last two weeks to land in third this week. The relaunch of Sony’s Marvel universe brought in $18.1 million in its third week, bringing its total up to $171 million stateside.

Rounding out the top this week are Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween and First Man, pulling in $9.7 million and $8.5 million respectively. Goosebumps is staying surprisingly relevant in its fourth week to push its total up to $28.8 million. However, it’s still underperforming as it has yet to make back its $35 million budget. First Man is similarly underachieving, making only $29.9 million back on a $59 million budget so far.

mid90s, Jonah Hill’s directorial debut opened this weekend but landed well outside of the top 10. The skater flick had a small, limited opening with a larger rollout planned over the next few weeks. So far the film has earned a reported $249,000 on 4 screens.

Here’s a full look a the top ten movies at the box office from this weekend:

1. Halloween – $77.5 million, $77.5 million
2. A Star is Born – $19.3 million, $126.3 million
3. Venom – $18.1 million, $171.1 million
4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – $9.7 million, $28.8 million
5. First Man – $8.5 million, $29.9 million
6. The Hate U Give – $7.5 million, $10.6 million
7. Smallfoot – $6.6 million, $66.3 million
8. Night School – $5 million, $66.9 million
9. Bad Times at the El Royale – $3.3 million, $13.3 million
10. The Old Man & the Gun – $2 million, $4.2 million

Domestic totals in bold.
Box office numbers courtesy of



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