In fact, until this weekend, Jamie Lee Curtis' biggest opening weekend was $29 million for Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
Curtis has returned to the role that made her famous in the original Halloween in 1978, with one-time babysitter Laurie Strode now a psychologically damaged grandmother who has lived her life preparing for a showdown with masked psychopathic killer Michael Myers.
Speaking with CinemaBlend, legendary star Jamie Lee Curtis - who returns as Laurie Strode in the new film - explained why 2018's Halloween had to wipe away the prior entries and simply put, it's because the continuity makes no sense and it would've been impossible to make a movie that addressed all of it.
This is to say: Halloween's success is a big deal and will hopefully show that audiences would love to see more female protagonists over 55, and more female-led horror, and more over-55-female-led-horror! It fell just short of Tom Hardy's superhero film Venom, which had a $80.2 million opening a few weeks ago. The box office was looking sharp after going under the knife!
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"The movie used to open with a scene of my granddaughter jogging through Haddonfield and ending up in her bedroom, opening up a louvred closet door, and pulling a bare bulb light bulb to pick her sweater for the day", she shares. Producer Jason Blum was thrilled, saying, "I am enormously proud of this film". It earned an 80% score on review site Rotten Tomatoes.
Meanwhile, people are still seeing A Star Is Born and Venom, which took the second and third spots on this weekend's box office chart respectively. The film has now brought in $10.6 million at the domestic box office. Goosebumps 2 also held its place in the box office ranking fourth while First Man dropped two spots down to number five.
"The Hate U Give", now in 2,303 locations, placed sixth with $7.5 million, and "The Old Man & The Gun" took 10th with $2.1 million from 802 locations.
Because some of the Halloween movies attempt a very solid throughline of continuity, there are little winks and nods to things that happened previously which very almost go by unnoticed, but still manage to connect things.