Weekend estimates for Halloween indicate a total of $80.5 million gross from Thursday to Saturday, making it the second-highest domestic horror opening of all-time and the biggest October horror opening ever.
These figures also surpass that of Marvel’s alien-superhero film Venom, which grossed an impressive $80.2 million gross on its opening weekend.
And Venom still appears to be going strong on its third week in cinemas, totaling $18.6 million just behind the Bradley Cooper-starring romantic drama A Star is Born, which co-stars Lady Gaga.
The film totaled $8.6 million on its second weekend in cinemas and ended up in a dreadful fifth place behind Goosebumps 2.
Other films to make the top 10 include social justice drama The Hate u Give with $7.7 million, animated comedy adventure film Smallfoot with $6.7 million, and the neo-noir thriller film Bad Times at the El Royale with $3.5 million.