Halloween Remains Top Of US Box Office While Hunter Killer Sinks

There is little surprise that a horror movie was the No.1 movie in the US in the last week of October, but the continued success of David Gordon Green’s Halloween reboot/sequel is impressive. After scoring the second biggest October debut of all time last week, the film made an estimated $32 million in its second weekend on release. Worldwide, the movie has now made $172 million after 10 days on release, all from a reported $10 million production budget.

The week’s highest new entry was the Gerard Butler-starring action thriller Hunter Killer. However, the movie could only manage to enter the chart at No.5, making an estimated $6.6 million. Given the reported budget was $40 million and it opened on more than 2,700 screens nationwide, this is a poor result.

The rest of the Top 5 remained the same as last week. In its fourth week of release, A Star Is Born continued its impressive run to hold on to second place. It has now made $253 million at the worldwide box office. The Spider-Man spin-off Venom remains at No.3, with a worldwide total of $508 million, while the spooky family sequel Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is at No.4.

Elsewhere in the chart, the Young Adult adaptation The Hate U Give, moon landing drama First Man, animated kids movie Smallfoot, and comedy Night School occupied No.6 to No.9 respectably. Jonah Hill’s directorial debut Mid90s entered the chart at No.10, rising from No.20, having expanded onto 1,200 screens across the US. The acclaimed horror remake Suspiria will be one to watch next week too–this weekend it set 2018’s per screen record, with £179,000 earned from just two theaters. Next weekend it expands to 250 screens.

You can see the full Top 10 list for the October 26-28 US box office below, as compiled by Box Office Mojo.

US/Canada Box Office For October 26-28:

  1. Halloween — $32.4 million
  2. A Star Is Born — $14.1 million
  3. Venom — $10.8 million
  4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween — $7.5 million
  5. Hunter Killer — $6.6 million
  6. The Hate U Give — $5.1 million
  7. First Man — $4.9 million
  8. Smallfoot — $4.7 million
  9. Night School — $3.2 million
  10. Mid90s — $3.0 million

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