early Halloween ends box office projections have arrived and they are even better than the film’s predecessor. After a host of sequels and a reboot from director Rob Zombie, the long-running slasher franchise returned to the drawing board with 2018’s Halloweenwhich ignored all previous sequels and acted as a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original 1978 film. Director David Gordon Green returned for last year’s sequel Halloween kills, and now he closes the H40 trilogy with Halloween ends.
Jamie Lee Curtis returns for the Halloween ends cast as iconic scream queen Laurie Strode alongside Andi Matichak, Will Patton and Kyle Richards who also reprise their roles from previous episodes. Four years after the last movie, Halloween ends finds that Laurie must come to terms with the death of her daughter Karen and live at peace with her granddaughter Allyson, as Michael Myers has not been seen since his last killing spree. But when Allyson’s new boyfriend, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell), is accused of murdering a boy he’s babysitting, a series of violent events forces Laurie to confront Michael again and end the terror once and for all. Multiple Halloween ends trailers have teased Laurie and Micheal’s latest standoff as the film gears up for its October release.
Now, the first Halloween ends box office projections have arrived. According to predictive data provided to: Variety by Cinelytic, the threequel is expected to earn nearly $130 domestically, which is about $40 million more than what Halloween kills earned last year. Like kills, Halloween ends will be available to stream simultaneously on Peacock when the film premieres in theaters October 14.
What ends the Halloween box office for Michael Myers’ future
Halloween endsBox office projections are a great sign for Michael Myers’ future. The threequel is expected to outperform its predecessor by $40 million and will likely combine it with solid streaming tracks on Peacock. If the film hits or even exceeds these projections, it is highly unlikely that the Halloween franchise ends here, despite what the title might suggest. Halloween ends is expected to wrap up Laurie and Michael’s story, which began more than 40 years ago, but the masked threat should still be able to return in future installments, especially after Halloween kills‘ ending suggested he’s basically unkillable.
All things considered, Universal is unlikely to end its lucrative franchise after the last time Halloween continuation. Studios especially love how fast slasher movies can be produced on relatively small budgets compared to superhero tent poles that often cost $200+ million. Halloween ends was produced on a budget of $20 million and thus only needs to earn about $60 million to be considered a success. Based on these forecasts Halloween ends should be able to easily cross that threshold, which is why Michel Myers must never die.
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