Halloween Kills makes massive box office debut


Michael Myers in Halloween Kills walking away from a house fire.

Picture: Blumhouse / Universal Pictures

Looks like Michael Myers can’t be stopped, either in Haddonfield or in real life. Halloween kills released in theaters on Friday and on Peacock, and absolutely dominated at the box office with a take of $ 55 million. Most were from North America and his love for Jamie lee curtis and John Carpenter, and the $ 50 million debut has exceeded initial expectations.

Although Myers was successful in eliminating the competition as No time to die in North America, internationally, it was not up to the tentacles and tongue of Venom: let there be carnage. Andy Serkis and Tom Hardy’s Marvel monster movie continues to break pandemic records with an international weekend of $ 115.6 million. Currently at $ 283.6 million, it is on track to surpass $ 300 million. It still hasn’t released in China, which is part of the reason we’re even having a sequel to the movie in the first place.

Kill’ the success is good for the box office, which has gotten some reliable franchise hitters in recent months, but probably no heartwarming news for Peacock. When Jungle cruise had its double release in the summer and a pretty solid box office, Disney was quick to send out emails touting its success. NBCUniversal has been pretty silent on its audience figures, which says all about their plan to put the film on their streaming service. However, the possibility of seeing it from the the comfort of your home is there.

Either way, the second act of director David Gordon Green’s horror reboot has a pretty solid start to itself. Universal and Blumhouse probably feel smart to make one trilogy in 2019, the last opus of which will be released in 2022 with Halloween ends. Corn Dune hits theaters and on HBO Max next week, so now it’s time to see if Michael can survive a big space worm. (The dude has survived a lot of injuries throughout his life, so he probably can.)


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