‘Halloween’ makes history as the highest grossing slasher film
The new Halloween movie has continued to dominate the box office, and it appears that it's set some pretty major records.
In a new report from Loudwire, the latest Halloween movie has become the highest grossing slasher movie of all time, beating out the previous title holder: Wes Craven's Scream.
Halloween only cost $10 million to make, yet it has earned an estimated $77.5 million over its theatrical opening release, which has made it the second biggest October opening ever, falling short of Tom Hardy’s superhero film Venom, a film that had an $80.2 million opening a few weeks ago.
It was also reported that the $77.5 million gross gave Halloween the second biggest opening for a horror movie ever, trailing closely behind the 2017 release of IT. Not to mention, it also had the tenth best opening for an R-rated movie of any genre.
While it's already had some pretty major records, a new report from Loudwire has found that the 2018 flick set an even larger record than what we've already listed.
As the report notes, the latest Halloween has officially brought in $173 million domestically and $229 worldwide, which means that this newest Halloween movie now holds the title of highest grossing slasher film...of any slasher film.
So, this means, that Halloween beat out 1996's Scream, which had its time in the spotlight when it made $103 million at the domestic box office and $173 million worldwide.
With all these records, we can't wait to see what's next for the Halloween franchise.
The 2018 Halloween movie:
“The Shape” finally made his long-awaited return to the big screen, and besides the nightmares that he’s brought, he also brought scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis, the shape himself Nick Castle, and the mastermind behind it all, John Carpenter with him.
The sequel follows a crew of filmmakers as they investigate the events of Halloween 1978. They enter the prison where Michael Myers is being held and taunt him with the famous mask. Myers escapes and seeks revenge on Strode.
Of course, the films have had a long history and with this film, it appears that fans will have to forget everything that happened in the franchise’s previous plot lines, including those of Rob Zombie‘s 2007 and 2009 remakes.
Halloween is currently in theaters.