Michael Myers’ reign of terror was enough to scare up nearly $78M this weekend. Halloween, the film featuring the horror icon, took the No. 1 spot at the box office. Even 40 years after the original, moviegoers still have plenty of love for Laurie Strode and her tormentor, Michael.
In addition to doing well at the box office, the horror flick also scored well with critics. Critics gave it a 80 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga continue to hold strong, as A Star is Born came in second with more than $19M in its third week of release. Venom fell two spots after spending two weeks at No. 1. The Marvel film scored an impressive $18.1M.
The second Goosebumps flick and First Man rounds out the top five. First Man continues to disappoint as it didn’t even make $9M.
Michael Myers should be able to keep a death grip on the top spot next weekend. Halloween won’t seen much competition as the Gerard Butler film, Hunter Killer opens next weekend.