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‘Halloween’ Becomes the Second Film This October to Smash Box Office Records

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brian-mcgee - October 22, 2018

The anticipation that built up over the nine years since Michael Myers last terrorized audiences clearly paid off this weekend as Halloween cruised to a new franchise record box office take. With an estimated opening weekend haul of $77.5 million, the film became the highest grossing entry in the canon in only three days.

Actually, it did it in two days, as the previous record holder—Rob Zombie's 2007 reboot—grossed $58 million in its entire box office run, whereas Halloween 2018 entered Sunday with a haul of $61 million. That's kind of insane when you think about it, but there it is. For a brief window during the weekend, it looked like it was going to make a run at Venom's newly minted record October opening weekend, but it fell just shy of the mark.

Having not seen it yet, I'm curious to hear what you guys think about it. Is it really worth my time? Does it live up to the hype? Oftentimes in situations like this, I'll wait for the Blu-ray—as I did with Black Panther—only to regret not going to the theater to see it.

I sincerely hope I don't end up in that situation again, because I'm not about to go see this in November. That means I've got roughly 9 days to drag my ass to the theater, but it's the World Series this week. Thank god for off days.

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