Box Office News: Halloween Slashes The Competition Leading a Record October

It's time to stop saying that people aren't going to the movies anymore. With the release of Halloween (2018), this October is proving to be a lively one at the box office. This is now the highest grossing October in the history of movies with an estimated $785 million in revenues from ticket sales, with three days left to go. Also, Halloween is proving to be one of the most profitable films of the year. Set against an absolutely meager budget of only $10 million, the film has now grossed $126 million domestically in only two full weekends. It did see a 58 percent drop from weekend one, but still hung on the to the number one spot with another $32 million in profits this weekend alone. 2018 is proving to be a huge year for horror. The slasher flick from David Gordon Green also took in another $25.6 million from the foreign markets. 

In second place this weekend was A Star Is Born still holding strong with $14.1 million. Venom hit the third slot with another $10 million pushing its global haul to $508.4 million. The fourth place position went to Goosebumps 2 which only snagged $7.5 million. Sadly enough, the latest Gerard Butler starring vehicle Hunter Killer basically flopped, coming in at the fifth place slot with only $6.5 million.