'Halloween' Spooks Out Rivals at Box Office, Crosses $100M After a Week
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The latest installment of the slasher film franchise remains on top of the domestic chart as newcomers 'Hunter Killer' and 'Johnny English Strikes Again' prove too weak to challenge.

AceShowbiz - "Halloween (2018)" is unchallenged at box office. The Jamie Lee Curtis-starring movie, which serves as a direct sequel to the original 1978 film of the same name, maintains its reign after debuting at No. 1 last weekend.

The David Gordon Green-directed flick added an estimated $32 million from ticket sales on its second weekend, bringing its current domestic total to $126.7 million. It crossed the $100 million mark last Friday, a week after it was released on October 19.

"Halloween" also led the competition internationally, beating "Venom (2018)" to top the chart with additional $25.6 million from 47 foreign markets. It brings its offshore total to $45.6 million and its worldwide total to $172.3 million so far.

At No. 2 on the domestic chart is another holdover, "A Star Is Born", with approximately $14 million. With a slight drop of 25.8% in its fourth week, it is an impressive and strong performance for the critically-acclaimed music drama starring Lady GaGa and Bradley Cooper.

"Venom" also holds on to its third place with an estimated $10.8 million. The Spider-Man spin-off starring Tom Hardy also added $17.3 million at the offshore box office for a current global total of $508.4 million.

"Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" is another holdover at the chart at No. 4, adding an estimated $7.5 million. Meanwhile, newcomer "Hunter Killer" starring Gerard Butler opened at No. 5 with approximately $6.6 million, in line with analysts' predictions of $6 million to $9 million.

Another new release, "Johnny English Strikes Again", failed to deliver a strong performance, landing at No. 12 with just $1.6 million. Meanwhile, "Suspiria" remake debuted at No. 22 with $179,806 after opening in two locations. With a per-screen average of $89,903, it's the best opening average since Luca Guadagnino's "Call Me by Your Name" ($103,233) in November of last year. Guadagnino also directed the new horror film starring Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton.

Top Ten Movies at Weekend Box Office for Oct. 26-28:
  1. "Halloween (2018)" - $32 million
  2. "A Star Is Born" - $14.1 million
  3. "Venom (2018)" - $10.8 million
  4. "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" - $7.5 million
  5. "Hunter Killer" - $6.6 million
  6. "The Hate U Give" - $5.1 million
  7. "First Man" - $4.9 million
  8. "Smallfoot" - $4.7 million
  9. "Night School" - $3.2 million
  10. "Mid90s" - $3 million

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