Jamie Lee Curtis Revives ‘Halloween’ With a Record Debut

Meanwhile, other Halloween movies have her institutionalized, or shot dead by the police. In an attempt to get back to the roots of Carpenter's original film, the creative team behind the new film made a decision to completely ditch the intervening forty years of continuity in the interest of simply losing the baggage. The new Halloween will also mark the series' best debut (blowing past the Rob Zombie remake's $26.4 million) and the second-highest opening for an R-rated horror movie, behind last year's It ($123.4 million).

October's box office receipts continue to impress as "Venom" and "A Star Is Born" deliver healthy numbers in their third outings.

Jamie Lee Curtis should be in high spirits when she takes to the black carpet in Sydney on Tuesday for the Australian premiere of her eagerly awaited new Halloween movie. The Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga drama has grossed $126.4 million from North American theaters and is cruising to break $200 million worldwide Sunday. It earned an 80% score on review site Rotten Tomatoes. It cost only $10 million to make. In fact, until this weekend, Jamie Lee Curtis' biggest opening weekend was $29 million for Beverly Hills Chihuahua. The picture represents another win for Blumhouse Productions and its distributor, Comcast Corp.'s Universal Pictures. But no matter which style or version your prefer in the franchise, we're ranking every Halloween movie made and sorting them by Tomatometer!

The horror flick beat an opening weekend record for slasher movies set by the 2009 reboot of "Friday the 13th", which brought in $40.6 million.

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I should point out that Halloween only had a budget of $10 million, making it already more profitable than many of its peers. It placed sixth with $7.5 million after nearly unanimous recommendations from critics.

We got another October surprise at the box office over the weekend.

It was a particularly busy week at the box office as critically acclaimed films such as the young adult adaptation "The Hate U Give" and the Robert Redford swan song "The Old Man & The Gun" expanded nationwide after a few weeks in limited release.

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