‘Halloween’ Franchise Tops $700-Million Milestone

As if horror fans needed a reminder, slashing sells.

Halloween Kills–the latest entry in the iconic franchise–this week passed the $90-million mark at the global box office, according to screenrant.com, pushing the overall horror series to $710 million worldwide. And, of course, at least one more film–next year’s Halloween Ends–is yet to come.

To date, the best box office showing for the franchise belongs to 2018’s Halloween–with a $255.4-million killing (on a $10-million budget).

As impressive as that box office franchise total sounds (the Halloween movies now rank eighth among all horror film series), it falls far behind the films in The Conjuring universe. Those horror flicks have pulled in more than $2 billion worldwide.

Halloween Kills–directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he wrote with Scott Teems and Danny McBride–picks up where 2018’s Halloween left off, and follows Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) as she rallies the residents of Haddonfield in an attempt to finally end the menace of Michael Myers.

The original 1978 Halloween–directed by John Carpenter from a screenplay he wrote with Debra Hill–stars Donald Pleasence and Curtis in her film debut. That classic earned $70 million on a budget of just $325,000.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the Halloween franchise.


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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