PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It appears moviegoers wanted a good scare this weekend. Forty years later, Michael Myers proves he still can slay at the box office.
The latest “Halloween” film took in an estimated $77.5 million.
Notably, the film was the second highest horror opening of all time behind last year’s “It.”
Coming in a distant second this weekend, the Bradley Cooper film “A Star Is Born.”
Universal Pictures also says it’s the biggest movie opening ever with a female lead over the age of 55 with star Jamie Lee Curtis.
“Venom”, starring Tom Hardy, was third.
“Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” and “First Man” round out the top five.