‘Halloween Kills’ Slays The October 15th – 17th Box Office Weekend

October has been good for bringing in some films that are doing well with their launch weekends with growing numbers overall and some real variety to it as more people slowly return to the theater. This weekend saw Halloween Kills debut from Universal Pictures in 3,700 screens where it dod $50.3 million, which is more than the estimates we saw that had it around $35 million going into the weekend. Horror movies still make it work in the Halloween month but it can be hit or miss when it comes to a franchise that’s been around as long as this. Interestingly, the film also saw release on the Peacock streaming network so it still managed to do well.

The other new film this weekend was the critically-pushed The Last Duel, which landed in fifth place with just $4.8 million in just over 3,000 screens. It underperformed a bit based on overall expectations, though some places had it at $10 million in their estimates. This still feels like a film that didn’t have audience buzz and was something that will find its audience through streaming more.

No Time to Die dropped to second place with another $24.2 million brought in that brings it with its weekday numbers to $99.5 million. Venom continues to roll well with $16.5 million to bring its domestic to $168 million since opening.

And as next weekend sees Dune arriving stateside, with it now supposedly getting a late Thursday streaming debut, the international side continues to do well. The film has opened in 36 markets total so to bring it to $129 million.  Domestically, next weekend also sees The French Dispatch in limited release while Ron’s Gone Wrong is going wide. 

#TitleDistributor NameWeekend Total# of LocsLoc AvgCume Total
1Halloween KillsUniversal$50,350,0003,705$13,590$50,350,000
2No Time To DieUnited Artists Releasing$24,298,9234,407$5,514$99,509,477
3Venom: Let There Be CarnageSony$16,500,0004,013$4,112$168,077,670
4Addams Family 2, TheUnited Artists Releasing$7,195,1193,607$1,995$42,273,382
5Last Duel, The20th Century Studios$4,820,0003,065$1,573$4,820,000
6Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsDisney$3,540,0002,300$1,539$218,070,859
7Free Guy20th Century Studios$680,000915$743$120,813,549
10Dear Evan HansenUniversal$410,000974$421$14,603,760
11Jungle CruiseDisney$119,000235$506$116,763,166
12Bergman IslandIFC Films$55,000115$478$55,000

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