Halloween Expecting $65 Million Opening

Late last month, the new Halloween got early opening weekend projections that ranged from $50-$85 million (See them here). Now given the film’s mere $10 million budget, it was already established the film wouldn’t need much to be a massive success. With the release date of the film looming this weekend (October 19th), more accurate estimates of the film’s upcoming opening weekend at the box office and they are proving to match early projections. The film is currently expected to gross $57-$65 million in the US, with some This would make it the biggest launch of the Halloween franchise by a few miles with the second place holder being Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake which made $26 million it’s opening weekend.

Keep in the mind the three top opening weekends for R-rated horror films are currently The Nun ($53 million), Hannibal ($58 million), and It ($123 million). While Halloween probably won’t beat It, it has a good chance of getting the second-highest opening weekend for an R-rated horror film. At this point, that seems all but a certainty.

Halloween stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, and Virginia Gardner. It is directed by David Gordon Green (Who co-wrote the script with Danny McBride). It is set to hit theaters October 19th.