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Weekend Box Office Report: October 26-28, 2018

Halloween hacks into another winning weekend!

Michael Myers is still making a killing at the box office as HALLOWEEN once again slaughtered the competition this weekend with an estimated $32 million!

The Blumhouse-produced sequel (with no sequel number) saw its business cut by 58% from its fierce opening last weekend, bringing The Shape’s return to a ten-day domestic total of $126.6 million. It is already the highest-grossing slasher movie ever, after surpassing the $103 million finish of the original SCREAM in 1996.

The Haddonfield horror-thriller from director David Gordon Green and co-writer Danny McBride also stabbed its way past the $117 million total of last month’s THE NUN to become the sixth-biggest R-rated horror movie in domestic history.

Jamie Lee Curtis’ bloody reunion with the infamous silent stalker (dismissing all prior screen versions) has also amassed a worldwide total of $172.2 million, on a reported cost of just $10 million.

The Bradley Cooper/Lady Gaga musical romance A STAR IS BORN maintained its hold on second place (now in that spot for four weeks) with $14.1 million. The R-rated remake is up to a domestic total of $148.7 million and a worldwide total of $253.2 million, on a reported $36 million cost.

Tom Hardy and his vicious other half were in third place as VENOM made $10.8 million for the weekend. ZOMBIELAND director Ruben Fleischer's $100 million adaptation of the Marvel comics character is at a domestic total of $187.2 million, and the sticky vigilante has chomped his way over $500 million worldwide.

In fourth place again was the family fright sequel GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN with $7.5 million, bringing the PG-rated horror-comedy to $38.3 million domestic and $62.5 million worldwide after three weekends (it cost a reported $35 million).

Opening in fifth place was the new Gerard Butler submarine thriller HUNTER KILLER with $6.6 million.

Based on the book Firing Point by Don Keith and George Wallace, the R-rated release (also featuring Gary Oldman, Common and the late Michael Nyqvist) cost a reported $40 million. Critics launched torpedoes at the acquatic action, giving it an average of 36% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Hanging on to sixth place was the acclaimed THE HATE U GIVE with $5.1 million, dropping 32% from its first time in wide release last week. The $23 million teen drama (based on the book by Angie Thomas) has a domestic total of $18.3 million.

The PG-13 astronaut drama FIRST MAN was in seventh place with $4.9 million, taking the $59 million Neil Armstrong biopic to $37.8 million domestc and $74.4 million worldwide (a considerable distance from star Ryan Gosling and director Damien Chazelle's previous collaboration LA LA LAND, which ended up with $151 million domestic and $446 million globally).

In eighth place was the PG-rated animated Yeti comedy SMALLFOOT with $4.7 million, trudging to a domestic total of $72.5 million and a worldwide total of $167.5 million worldwide on a reported $80 million cost.

The PG-13 Kevin Hart / Tiffany Haddish comedy NIGHT SCHOOL placed ninth with $3.2 million, which takes the $29 million release to a domestic total of $71.4 million and $90.5 million worldwide over its fifth weekend in theaters.

After a solid limited release premiere last weekend, the teen comedy-drama MID90s skated into tenth place with $3 million.

The R-rated coming-of-age story (the feature directing debut of actor Jonah Hill) received a generally positive response from critics with a 78% average on Rotten Tomatoes. Check out the JoBlo review right HERE.

Outside the chart, Drew Goddard's thriller BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE disappeared along with Robert Redford's THE OLD MAN & THE GUN.

The return of Rowan Atkinson's daffy spy in JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN couldn't crack the North American list with $1.6 million on 544 screens, but the sequel has already crossed $100 million worldwide.

In limited release, the remake of Dario Argento's giallo classic SUSPIRIA danced to a superb $90k per-screen average before it expands next week. CALL ME BY YOUR NAME director Luca Guadagnino's update of the horror movie (with Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton) currently has a 69% critical average on Rotten Tomatoes.

Next weekend kicks off November with the Queen biopic BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, the Tiffany Haddish comedy NOBODY'S FOOL and Disney's colorful holiday fairy tale THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS.

# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Halloween $32 M $126.6 M
2. A Star Is Born $14.1 M $148.7 M
3. Venom $10.8 M $187.2 M
4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween $7.5 M $38.3 M
5. Hunter Killer $6.6 M
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6. The Hate U Give $5.1 M $18.3 M
7. First Man $4.9 M $37.8 M
8. Smallfoot $4.7 M $72.5 M
9. Night School $3.2 M $71.4 M
10. Mid90s $3 M $3.3 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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