Jamie Lee Curtis Explains Why Halloween’s Continuity Makes No Sense

Jamie Lee Curtis Explains Why Halloween’s Continuity Makes No Sense

The new Halloween movie crushed the competition at the US/Canada box office this weekend. Of course, last week Box Office Pro and others overshot the expectation with the call that Halloween would gross $80 million, basically tying with Venom's attendance record of 9.1 million people. Coming in at $77.5 million, this is the best opening weekend for Halloween in its entire 11 (!) movie franchise history. It cost only $10 million to make. It's the second highest horror opening of all time, behind last year's "It".

Cast member Jamie Lee Curtis poses at a premiere for the movie "Halloween" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 17, 2018.

The moment was not lost on Curtis, who wrote on Twitter that she was going to limit herself to "one BOAST post".

David Gordon Green directs the latest "Halloween", but original director John Carpenter serves as executive producer.




The studio also says it's the biggest movie opening ever with a female lead over 55, in star Jamie Lee Curtis. That easily beat the old record for a slasher movie, set in 2009 by a reboot of the "Friday the 13th" series, and keeps the industry on a record path for October.

There was also more bad news for Damien Chazelle's biographical drama First Man, which recounts the story of Neil Armstrong's historic voyage to the moon. A Star is Born continues to have awesome legs, jumping above Venom and staying in second place with only a 32.2% drop from last weekend.

The film, which carries a tiny, $10 million production budget, features Jamie Lee Curtis in her iconic role of Laurie Strode and beyond landing well with critics in advance of release, it was equally successful with audiences, earning a "B+"CinemaScore, which is a strong grade for a horror film". The weekend was up almost 72 percent from the same weekend last October and the year to date is up almost 11 percent.

"Honestly, if you boiled down how many days I have been employed as an actor, compared to how many days I've been unemployed as an actor, it would shock you". Past year hadn't even hit a billion by this point, even with IT.

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