It was a repeat of 1, 2, 3, and 4 at the weekend box office as Halloween repeated with an estimated $32 million domestically to bring that total to $126.7 million after 2 weeks.
Internationally, it was also the top film with an estimated $25.6 million from 62 markets for an international total of $45.6 million.
Worldwide, the film has earned $172 million on just a $10 million budget all but guaranteeing a sequel and a return of the slasher franchises to theaters. Expect a fast track to bring back other classics and create some new ones.
In second was A Star is Born with an estimated $14.1 million domestically to bring that total to $148.7 million. The film also earned $17.6 million from 75 international markets to bring that to $104.6 million and a worldwide total over $253.3 million.
Venom came in third place with an estimated $10.8 million to bring its domestic total to $187.3 million and $17.3 million added overseas. The film has earned $187.3 million domestically and $321.1 million for a worldwide total of $508.4 million.
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween earned an estimated $7.5 million to come in fourth. The film has earned $38.3 million domestically. It also earned an estimated $10.3 million internationally bringing that number to $24.2 million for a global total of $62.5 million.
Rounding out the top five was a new film, Hunter Killer which earned an estimated $6.7 million domestically. The film received an “A-” CinemaScore from opening day audiences which were 55% male and 93% were aged 25 years or older.
There were no other comic adaptations that charted over the weekend and it’ll be about a month and a half until we get some more comic films at the box office. Venom has the market cornered. We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations.