Halloween bests Scream as top-grossing slasher of all-time

Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green's direct sequel to John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN snagged the top spot at the domestic box-office again this weekend with an estimated $32 million. The film dipped 58% in its second weekend and has now scored $126 million domestic on a reported $10 million budget. Not bad, Blumhouse and company, not bad at all! And the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are solid as well.

The film opened in IMAX for a week-long engagement (that plays through this Friday) and maybe that helped push it a bit higher on the list. All the same, this marks a big box-office milestone as Blumhouse's HALLOWEEN is now the top-grossing slasher movie of all-time! Yes, HALLOWEEN has surpassed Wes Craven's SCREAM has the top slasher besting the $103 million Craven's meta-slasher snagged back in 1996. Congrats HALLOWEEN!

In the new HALLOWEEN, Curtis reprises the role of heroine 

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.

Elsewhere on the weekend box-office chart GOOSEBUMPS: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN landed in fourth place dropping just -23% in its third week with an estimated $7.5 million. The film's domestic cume has now topped $38 million. The film also added $10.3 million to its international total this weekend, which now stands at $24.2 million for a global cume topping $62.5 million. And let's not forget director Luca Guadagnino's remake of Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA, which opened in two theaters in Los Angeles and New York this past weekend. But that's a tale for another time...

Did you watch Blumhouse's HALLOWEEN again in theaters this past weekend? Did you catch an IMAX screening? Let us know below!

We still love you, SCREAM!

Source: Box-Office Mojo



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