Halloween Kills Sets Box Office Records As Ridley Scott's The Last Duel Flops
Here's how much money Halloween Kills, The Last Duel, No Time To Die, and other movies made this weekend in the US.
It was another big weekend at the box office, with newcomers Halloween Kills and The Last Duel debuting in theaters and No Time To Die entering its second weekend in the US.
Halloween Kills, which stars Jamie Lee Curtis, earned $50.35 million over the Friday-Sunday period, and that number is good for a pair of new box office records, according to Deadline. That's the biggest opening weekend for a horror movie during the pandemic, outpacing A Quiet Place Part II ($47.5 million). Halloween Kills also now holds the record for the best opening weekend for an R-rated movie during the pandemic, crushing The Suicide Squad ($26.2 million).
Universal executive Jim Orr said, "The debut of Halloween Kills this weekend is a further reinforcement that audiences are eager to be in theaters to truly experience the energy created by what becomes a communal event, especially for this genre and this franchise. Our amazing director, David Gordon Green, and our lead,Jamie Lee Curtis, crafted an incredibly terrifying continuation of this franchise that our audience enthusiastically embraced this weekend."
Halloween Kills is also available on Peacock, but the company did not announce any earnings statistics, viewership data, or information about how many people signed up to watch.
Elsewhere this weekend, Ridley Scott's The Last Duel--which stars Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, and Adam Driver--flopped with $4.8 million at the box office, finishing fifth.
No Time To Die made another $24.3 million this weekend in the US, while Venom: Let There Be Carnage added another $16.5 million and Addams Family 2 picked up $7.2 million more.
Head to Deadline to see a full accounting of this weekend's box office numbers.
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