Although Halloween (2018) fell from the number one spot at the box office, the film did manage to cross the $150 million dollar mark with another strong weekend.
Halloween finished fifth overall with just over $11 million at this weekend’s box office due to some strong competition from three new films, including the ghost of Freddie Mercury in the Queen bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody (an estimated $50 million dollar), Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms ($20 million),the R-rated comedy Nobody’s Fool ($14 million), and A Star is Born (which as of now, narrowly defeated Halloween with $11.1 million). Halloween also pulled in some very strong mid-week numbers, performing especially well (naturally) on Halloween with $5.5 million in receipts.
Bad Robot’s nazi-zombie film Overlord opens next week and will most likely provide some direct competition for Halloween, and may begin to curb the film’s box office returns. Even with an increased level of competition, Halloween should still be able to finish with over $175 at the domestic box office.
In other news, Venom is now just shy of $200 million at the North America box office (pulling in $7.85 million this past weekend) and is also up to a whopping $343 million from international markets (with Russia, South Korea, and Mexico being the most popular locations for the symbiote overseas). The maligned Sony film is one of the biggest success stories of the fall and with returns like these, a sequel seems inevitable at this point.
Check back next week for the details about how Overlord fared at the box office, as well as the continued prospects of Halloween and Venom.