‘Halloween’ Franchise Tops $700-Million Milestone

by Thomas Tuna

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.


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