‘Halloween’ Reaches $4 Million at Box Office

Horror continues to dominate the fall box office with ‘Halloween Ends’ earning $2.8 million on Friday from 3,764 theaters, according to studio estimates.

Directed by John Carpenter, the low-budget horror film stars Johnny Depp as Jim Harken, a man haunted by visions of a past he can no longer remember.

The new take follows a couple played by Kate Bosworth and Bill Nighy as they are plagued by demonic possession in the 1950s. The film’s budget was $1.5 million and debuted in 2013.

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The original ‘Halloween,’ a 1974 classic, held the top spot at the North American box office for three straight weekends in its first week, raking in $29.7 million. ‘Halloween’ sequel ‘Halloween II’ came in second at the box office with $12.9 million.

The horror film also earned $6.1 million from its video-on-demand platform.

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‘Halloween III: Season of the Witch’ was the top new film at the U.S. box office with $8.1 million on Friday, the top new release in the UK with $8.4 million.

‘Aquaman’ continued to build on its $1.5 million debut. The film earned an estimated $4.3 million, and is now at $1.2 million in its fourth weekend.

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The top studio wide opener also came from ‘Joker,’ which raked in $9.8 million, topping the box office by $8.2 million.

‘The Martian,’ which cost only a few hundred million dollars, added $3.6 million to its total. Paramount’s ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ also pulled in $2.8 million in its sophomore weekend.

‘Wonder Woman’ opened in three more markets — Australia, France and the UK — with weekend

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