A string of inferior sequels and reboots followed Carpenter's low-budget hit, from Rick Rosenthal's 1981 Halloween II (written by original screenwriters Carpenter and Debra Hill) to Rob Zombie's dreary 2007 "reimagining" and its dispiriting follow-up.
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Not to mention that it was the most profitable "Halloween" opening among the franchise's 11 entries, and the second-highest debut for any film (in any genre) released in October.
In high spirits after Halloween's box office success - the $US10 million ($14.1 million) film took a better-than-expected $US77.5 million before its Australian opening on Thursday - Curtis noted that it had the best opening weekend for a horror movie with a female star.
"Halloween", which is a direct follow-up to the original "Halloween" and skips over the sequels in between, has been well-received by critics, with an 80 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. On a $10 million budget, the film earned a total of $91.8 million, including global openings.
That's exactly what Jamie Lee Curtis rightfully did when her movie smashed three, yes THREE, box office records. A Star is Born continues to have incredible legs, jumping above Venom and staying in second place with only a 32.2% drop from last weekend.
20th Century Fox's adaptaion of the book The Hate U Give opened in wide release and took in $7.5 million across 2300 theaters (an expansion of two thousand new screens). The film totaled $8.6 million on its second weekend in cinemas and ended up in a awful fifth place behind Goosebumps 2.
With 10 days to go until the holiday, including another weekend, the studio expects "Halloween" to enjoy a much longer life than typical horror films that usually drop off significantly after the first weekend. The film has now brought in $10.6 million at the domestic box office.
Hamilton is now 70 points ahead of Vettel, who passed Valtteri Bottas to finish fourth in the closing stages, with 75 remaining. The Dutchman's exit meant he was out-qualified by his team-mate Ricciardo for the first time in 12 outings.
Still, most of the sector remained lower as Canadians waited on lines for legal weed, with some complaining about the high prices. The nation's most populous province is working on its regulations and doesn't expect stores to operate until spring.
Closs disappeared after police received a 911 call from a cellphone inside her home at around 01:00 (0600 GMT) on Monday. Jayme is described as standing 5-feet tall, weighing 100 pounds, with green eyes and blonde hair.
The missing data could frustrate investigators trying to determine why Roslyakov opened fire at the school before killing himself. The boy's father was tonight taken into police custody for questioning as police tried to work out a motive for the attack.
He asserted without evidence in his flurry of tweets that " unknown Middle Easterners " were among those in the caravan . Since Mr Trump became President a year ago , the United States has moved to sharply decrease aid to Central America.
Police say Pretlow drove the vehicle from the scene, crashed a short distance away and fled along with other occupants. Smith said it is unclear whether anyone in the suspect's vehicle was hit or how many shots were fired.
Harry Maguire's towering header forced a good save from Leno and Leicester's pressure reaped a tangible reward in the 31st minute. The other player returning to the Arsenal starting lineup is Mesut Ozil , who has recovered from a back injury to face Leicester.
Activists and politicians have been vocal against a renewal they say perpetuates Israeli "occupation" of Jordanian territory. Under Jordan's constitutional monarchy, only King Abdullah has the power to eventually rescind the peace deal with Israel.
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He argues the Fed needs to raise rates to rein in buoyant asset markets and reduce the risk of destabilizing financial imbalances. Trump himself has increased criticism of the Fed's rate increases, calling them "crazy" and warning they would hurt the economy.