‘Halloween’ carves up weekend box office again and again


Those screams you hear coming from Hollywood are not screams of pain. It is 100% joy. Repeating atop the weekend box office is Universal’s reboot of Blumhouse and Miramax’s Halloween.

The hit dipped a respectable 58% in its second weekend, delivering an estimated $32 million in its second weekend causing its domestic kills, sorry money, to reach $126 million.

Halloween is also the #1 film internationally, delivering an estimated $25.6 million from 62 markets for an international total that now stands at $45.6 million and a global cume topping $172 million. comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Universal’s horror hit Halloween has another great weekend pulling in $57.645 million globally in its second weekend for a worldwide total to date of $172.3 million.”

Warner Bros.’ award-season contender A Star is Born continues to show legs both here and internationally, dropping just 26% domestically this weekend for a $14.1 million three-day tally and has now climbed to nearly $149 million.

Internationally, A Star is Born dipped just -23% this weekend, adding an additional $17.6 million from 75 markets in release for an international total that now stands at $104.6 million and a global tally topping $253 million. Dergarabedian added, “A Star Is Born crosses the $100 million mark internationally for a global cume of $253.3 million while Sony’s Venom impressively eclipses the $500 million mark worldwide.”

Speaking of Sony’s Venom, the Tom Hardy-starrer took the third spot with an estimated $10.8 million bringing its domestic cume to $187.3 million. The film’s global tally has now topped $500 million after adding an additional $17.3 million overseas this weekend for a worldwide cume that now stands at a $508.4 million.

Sony also grabs the fourth position with Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. The kid horror flick fell just 23% in its third frame now earning $38 million domestically. 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.

First Man continues to make little to no noise at the box office and wait… Rowan Atkinson has a another Johnny English movie in release? Who knew?

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates are below:

1.Halloween – Universal – $32.0M
2.Star Is Born, A – Warner Bros. – $14.1M
3.Venom – Sony – $10.8M
4.Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – Sony – $7.5M
5.Hunter Killer – Lionsgate – $6.7M
6.Hate U Give, The – 20th Century Fox – $5.1M
7.First Man – Universal – $4.9M
8.Smallfoot – Warner Bros. – $4.8M
9.Night School – Universal – $3.3M
10.Mid90s – A24 – $3.0M
11.Old Man & The Gun, The – Fox Searchlight – $1.8M
12. Johnny English Strikes Again – Universal – $1.6M

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, October 28, are below.

1.Halloween – Universal – $57.6M
2.Star Is Born, A – Warner Bros. – $31.7M
3.Venom – Sony – $28.1M
4.Smallfoot – Warner Bros. – $22.1M
5.Predator, The – 20th Century Fox – $20.7M
6.Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – Sony – $17.8M
7.Bohemian Rhapsody – 20th Century Fox – $12.2M
8.First Man – Universal – $11.2M
9.Hunter Killer – Multiple – $9.8M
10.Johnny English Strikes Again – Universal – $8.7M
11.Rampant – Multiple – $7.9M
12.Grand Bain, Le – Multiple – $7.8M

Full details regarding the global domestic and international box office results are listed in the table below:

source: comScore

Source: comScore