Halloween 2007: Strong Opening for Zombie's Remake

September 1, 2007–Rob Zombie's “Halloween” enjoyed a strong opening on Friday with $10.98 million from 3,472 venues.

The MGM distributed Dimension title represents the highest Friday ever for a Labor Day weekend entry or holdover. The last picture to post a Friday high over the Labor Day frame was “Transporter 2,” in 2005, which grossed $5.6 million on its opening day.

In its third weekend, “Superbad” ranked second at the box-office with $3.5 million off 3,002 engagements. The teen comedy's current cumulative is $80.3 million.

Rogue's comedy “Balls of Fury” scored $3.4 million from 3,052 theaters for third. The picture's current overall gross bowing Wednesday stands at $6.3 million.

“The Bourne Ultimatum” placed fourth Friday with $2.6 million from 3,290 locales. Since its Aug. 3 opening, the sequel has grossed $192 million.

New Line's “Rush Hour 3” took the fifth spot with $2.1 million off 3,008 playdates, bringing its domestic haul to $114 million.

Other new entries included Fox's “Death Sentence,” which delivered an estimated $1.3 million on Friday off 1,822 and Lionsgate's Spanish-lingo heist pic “Ladron que roba a ladron” which grossed an estimated $468,000 from 340 theaters.