Variety reports that the Thursday tally is one of the biggest of all time for a horror movie, although it fell far short of the biggest Thursday horror tally, $13.5 million by last year's IT. Directed by longtime fan of the 1978 original, David Gordon Green, and written by Danny McBride, along with music by Michael Myers' creator John Carpenter, this latest installment aims to create a true sequel to the original classic, retroactively placing all the other Halloween sequels right in the circular file. But in recent years, tracking numbers have become increasingly unreliable, and the beloved horror property shattered all expectations with a $123 million opening that turned into a staggering $700 million worldwide.
Jamie Lee Curtis (Laurie), the star of the Halloween sequel from director David Gordon Green, reunited with Kyle Richards (Lindsey) on the red carpet for the 2018 film in Hollywood, California. Curtis is joined in the film by Judy Greer who plays Karen Strode, the daughter of Curtis' character, and Andi Matichak (Orange Is the New Black, Underground) who plays Allyson, the granddaughter of Laurie Strode. "Yeah, for sure, for sure, 100 percent", Blum said when asked if he hopes to make more films in the Halloween universe.
Halloween could easily dominate throughout the rest of October, going against Lionsgate's Hunter Killer and PureFlix's Indivisible on October 26.
The movie has also been a hit with critics as well, with an 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.