Published: Tue, October 23, 2018
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

Jamie Lee Curtis smashes box office records, tweets the ideal reaction

Jamie Lee Curtis smashes box office records, tweets the ideal reaction

Now, Curtis has made the brutally honest admission that she regrets taking part in the film.

Venom was close behind, earning $18.1 million.

Not to mention that it was the most profitable "Halloween" opening among the franchise's 11 entries, and the second-highest debut for any film (in any genre) released in October. The movie reportedly sold about 8.8 million tickets, which is already a lot better than Box Office Pro's initial forecast back in August that the sequel would draw in just 6.8 million horror fans and other curious nostalgia seekers.

Jaime Lee Curtis, who returned to the iconic role of scream queen Laurie Strode after starring in the original 40 years ago (not counting the three other sequels she appeared in before), took to Twitter to celebrate and added the hashtag #WomenGetThingsDone.

"I am enormously proud of this film,"says Jason Blum".

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"The movie used to open with a scene of my granddaughter jogging through Haddonfield and ending up in her bedroom, opening up a louvred closet door, and pulling a bare bulb light bulb to pick her sweater for the day", she shares. Given the current socio-political climate and the #MeToo / #TimesUp movements, it's not surprising that director David Gordon Green went with an ending that saw Laurie's themes of abuse and trauma resolved by having her reclaim empowerment by outwitting her abuser and demonstrating her strength (and the strength passed down to the women of her bloodline) over him. The Hate U Give, meanwhile, expanded into wide release with so-so attendance (0.8 million) but the chance of further success given its rare 'A+' grade via CinemaScore polling.

But the kicker? It only cost $10 million to produce.

Meanwhile, Deadline reports that Venom's deal with the devil has worked out for the comic book movie's worldwide box office, passing the $290.7 million mark this weekend, with a global total of $461.2 million - with China and Japan still set to let the devil into its markets.

While this is about as surprising as Michael Myers killing people, Halloween came in at the top of the box office, knocking off Venom which had held the top spot for the past two weeks. That brings its North American tally to $28 million.

While Halloween H20 was initially conceived to be one big 20th-anniversary celebration, the film hasn't lasted the test of time.

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