‘Halloween’ repeats as the box office champion

Halloween

We didn’t have many changes this weekend at the box office as Michael Myers remained champion for the second straight weekend.

Halloween remained at the top of the box office and brought in $32 million, only dropping 58 percent during its second weekend. The film is approaching $130 million domestically. The film is also the top film internationally and its worldwide gross now stands over $170 million. I think the film will be able to easily cross $175 million domestically.

A Star is Born remained in second place and only dropped 26 percent during its fourth weekend. The film brought in $14.1 million and is approaching $150 million domestically. The film has also brought in $104 million internationally and has a worldwide gross of over $250 million.

Venom also remained in the same spot finishing in third place with $10.8 million and is approaching $190 million domestically. The film’s worldwide gross is over $500 million. The film should cross $200 million domestically this week.

Goosebumps 2 finished in fourth place for the second straight weekend and brought in $7.5 million and is sitting just under $40 million domestically. The film’s worldwide gross stands just over $60 million. I think the film might just pass $50 million domestically.

The new action thriller Hunter Killer starring Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman opened in fifth place with a disappointing opening of $6.7 million. I believe this will be the only week that this film will be inside the top five.

Jonah Hill’s directorial debut Mid90s finished in tenth place after expanding into over 1,200 theaters. The film brought in $3 million and has been getting outstanding reviews. Johnny English Strikes Again opened in outside the top ten in twelfth place with $1.6 million. This is the third film in the franchise and definitely had the smallest opening of the three films.

The Hate U Give ($5.1 million), First Man ($4.9 million), Smallfoot ($4.8 million) and Night School ($3.3 million) round out the rest of the top ten.

It’s going to be tough for Halloween to be the box office champion for a third straight weekend as it will face competition from several new wide releases including Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic about the band Queen.

Weekend Gross by Distributor:

Universal: $41.3 million

Warner Bros.: $18.9 million

Sony Pictures: $18.3 million

20th Century Fox: $6.9 million

Lionsgate: $6.8 million

A24: $3 million

Fox Searchlight: $2.2 million

Focus Features: $1.6 million

Pure Flix Entertainment: $1.6 million

Next week’s openings: Bohemian Rhapsody, Nobody’s Fool, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Suspiria (expands wide) 

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