Halloween (2018) has had a fantastic opening weekend.
The movie – a sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) – has taken just over $90 million at the worldwide box office since it’s opening on Friday. Bolstered by positive reviews and excellent word of mouth, Halloween took $77,501,000 at the US box office, with a further $14,300,000 coming from the international box office.
According to Box Office Mojo, Halloween has had the second best opening of October, sitting just behind Venom (2018). Perhaps more importantly, thanks to this strong opening, the film is already the most financially successful entry in the Halloween series, taking more in its opening weekend than any of the other entries have taken across their entire theatrical runs.
The strong start for Halloween demonstrates quite clearly that horror is very much in vogue right now. Over the past couple of years we’ve seen a steady increase in horror, with stand out hits including ‘It’ (2017), Get Out (2017) and The Conjuring Universe (2013 – 2018) films, amongst others and there’s a lot more on the way.
The likelihood is that we’ll also see another Halloween movie in the not too distant future. Nothing has been confirmed at present, but the positive buzz, plus those numbers, pretty much guarantee it.
Should you want to know more about Halloween you can check out my thoughts on Halloween on an earlier post. Plus, I’ve also published a handy guide to the viewing order of the entire series.