Halloween ends‘ opening night box office higher than last year Halloween kills. Now playing in theaters everywhere and streaming on Peacock, Halloween ends is the final installment in director David Gordon Green’s H40 trilogy, which began in 2018 with: Halloween, a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original 1978 film, excluding all subsequent sequels. The reboot trilogy follows a PTSD-ridden Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her family as they confront the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers.
Curtis returns to the Halloween ends cast as the iconic film queen alongside Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Kyle Richards and Omar Dorsey, who also reprise their roles from previous films. Set up four years later Halloween kills, the threequel discovers that Laurie is at peace with her granddaughter before being forced to face her traumatic past when a local teenager, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell), is accused of murdering a child he’s babysitting. As the title suggests, the threequel is expected to be the final showdown between Laurie and Michael. While critics predominantly Halloween ends an unsatisfactory conclusion to the trilogy and possibly the franchise in general, it remains to be seen what audiences think of the horror threequel.
Now the first cash register numbers for Halloween ends are in. Per Variety, the slasher film opened for $5.4 million at the box office in preview screenings on Thursday night. This is slightly higher than Halloween killswhich had an opening night of $4.9 million last year.
Halloween ends opening night bodes well for box office prospects
Halloween endsOpening night is a great sign for the Threequel’s box office prospects. With this strong opening Halloween ends would be well on its way to its projected opening weekend of $50-60 million, which would also be slightly higher than its 2021 predecessor, which grossed $49 million over its opening weekend. The threequel is expected to really stand out over the course of its domestic run with a total gross of $130 million, $40 million more than what Halloween kills earned last year.
Overall, Halloween ends makes a good start at the cash register. If it hits its projected opening weekend of $50 million, it will be the first release to do so since Thor: Love and Thunder. With only a $20 million production budget, the slasher movie will be in the black much sooner than other big-budget blockbusters, but how will it compare to the recent horror hit? Smile remains to be seen. Overall, Universal and Blumhouse made a killing on their H40 trilogy. if Halloween endsThe box office is progressing as expected, it’s unlikely that this will really be the end of the horror franchise.
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