Halloween: David Gordon Green’s Direct Sequel to Carpenter’s 1978 Classic, Dominates Box-Office

David Gordon Green’s Halloween easily dominated the domestic box-office, earning $77.5 million when it launched in 3,928 locations.

This direct sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 classic, obliterated the franchise record opening of $26 million, previously held by the 2007 Rob Zombie reboot.

Halloween” also notched the second-best start for an R-rated horror film following “It’s” $123 million launch.

It also landed the second-highest debut for an October release, set earlier this month by Tom Hardy’s Venom with $80 million.

Overseas, “Halloween” generated $14.3 million from 23 markets for a global start of $91.8 million.

With a low budget of just $10 million, Halloween marked another win for Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions, who co-financed the film with Miramax.

Halloween surpassed Paranormal Activity 3 ($52.5 million) for the best debut to date for Blumhouse.