‘Halloween Kills’ Slices $50M Out Of Weekend Box Office

Halloween Kills had a bloody good (and record-setting) weekend.

Despite also streaming on Peacock, the latest installment in the iconic horror franchise raked in $50.4 million at the domestic box office, according to Deadline, giving it the best three-day debut any pandemic-era horror film. The Michael Myers bloodfest also enjoyed the most successful pandemic opening for an R-rated flick.

Not too shabby–but hardly unexpected–for a film which received such mixed reviews (check out our take on the film here) from fans and critics. Some exit polls suggested that a majority of moviegoers only paid good money to see it in theaters because it was the latest entry in a horror franchise they have enjoyed for so long.

Halloween Kills–directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he wrote with Scott Teems and Danny McBride–begins where 2018’s Halloween ended, when Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left the murderous Michael Myers caged and burning in Strode’s basement.

Of course, the masked menace escapes and begins yet another terrifying massacre. But this time, Laurie rallies the good folks of Haddonfield and takes the battle to Myers. With disastrous results for all concerned.

In any event (for good or ill), at least one more film in the series is on the horizon–Halloween Ends–which is slated to hit theaters Oct. 14, 2022. So keep reading Horror News Network for the latest developments on that trek into terror.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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