When is good not quite good enough?
It appears that Halloween Ends may not turn out to be the horror blockbuster many hoped for. Industry experts had predicted the final chapter in the iconic franchise would pull in around $55 million its opening weekend, but those numbers now seem to be too optimistic.
The box office numbers now call for the film to earn just $41 million for its first three days in theaters–still good enough for top spot for the weekend.
Pundits, of course, will point to the movie’s day-and-date release on Peacock as the reason, but real Halloween fans would likely prefer watching the pic on the big screen, so that factor may not be as powerful as some think.
What may have caused the lower box office numbers are the C+ CinemaScore and 39 percent Rotten Tomatoes ratings the movie earned, For those who haven’t yet seen Halloween Ends, check out Sean McLaughlin’s insightful review here.
Halloween Ends–directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he wrote with Danny McBride, Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier–finds Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) finishing up her memoir while living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak).
But things get very bad very fast as a young man, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell), is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting–a horrible event that triggers such violence and terror that Laurie is forced “to finally confront the evil she can’t control.”
Halloween Ends also stars James Jude Courtney as Michael Myers, Will Patton, Kyle Richards, Omar Dorsey, Michael O’Leary and Nick Castle.
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