‘Halloween’ Slays the Box Office for a Second Week

1.“Halloween” (2018)Universal$32,045,000
2.“A Star Is Born” (2018)Warner Bros.$14,145,000
3.“Venom” (2018)Sony$10,800,000
4.“Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween”Sony$7,500,000
5.“Hunter Killer”Summit$6,650,000
6.“The Hate U Give”Fox$5,100,000
7.“First Man”Universal$4,935,000
8.“Smallfoot”Warner Bros.$4,750,000
9.“Night School” (2018)Universal$3,255,000


For the second week, Michael Myers stalked the box office, frightening away the competition. This week, the newest “Halloween” added $32M to its total. The horror flick, which was produced for around $10M, has earned an estimated $126M in North America, and a total $172M worldwide. Without adjusting for inflation, it is now the highest grossing film in the slasher genre, passing the “Scream” films this week.

The fourth incarnation of “A Star Is Born” continues to play well for crowds. Bradley Cooper’s film finished in second place again, with $14M. The music-themed drama has earned $148M domestically and over $250M worldwide. And Lady Gaga is still dominating the charts with her original songs.

Sony and Marvel’s newest anti-hero, “Venom,” finished off the week in third place with another $10.8M. The big news this week is that the dark character crossed $500M worldwide. Despite generally negative reviews, an announcement about a sequel will likely be coming anytime.

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” held it’s fourth position, too, with $7.5M. The family friendly horror comedy has earned about $38M in the US, recovering its $35M budget. It has also brought in $24M internationally, for a worldwide take of $62M.

Only one newcomer cracked the top ten, and that was fifth place finisher “Hunter Killer.” The Gerard Butler action movie earned $6.6M in its debut, with nothing reported overseas. And with no confirmation on the budget, it’s hard to know if this is a decent debut or a disaster.

The Hate U Give” also held its spot from last week, maintaining sixth place with $5M. The young adult film has earned $19.6M worldwide, with most of that coming from North American markets.

First Man” continues to stumble, falling from last week’s fifth spot to number seven. Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic added just under $5M for a domestic total of almost $38M. The worldwide audience is about even with that, giving the film a total of $74M and helping it earn back it’s $59M budget.

The animated film, “Smallfoot,” moves down one place to eighth with $4.7M. The Warner Bros Animation tale has earned $76M in the US and $167M worldwide. It is the third highest grossing animated film of 2018, although that will likely change when a particular Disney movie hits over Thanksgiving weekend.

Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart’s “Night School” drops to ninth with $3.2M. The comedy crossed $90M worldwide.

And rounding out this week’s Top 10 is Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, “Mid90s” from A24. The coming of age drama earned $3M in its first week of wide release after an impressive per screen average in a limited run last weekend. It is currently in fourth place for A24 releases of 2018, but will pass “First Reformed” later this week.

Next week’s new wide releases include “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Nobody’s Fool,” and “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” In select cities, look for “Boy Erased,” “A Private War,” “Beautiful Boy,” and “Suspiria.”

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Written by Karen M. Peterson

Karen Peterson is a writer from Southern California. When she is not at the ballpark cheering on her LA Angels, she can usually be found in a movie theater or in front of the television. Karen is obsessed with awards shows, and loves everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest of big budget spectacles. She is also unapologetically in love with Tom Cruise.


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