• Melissa Kartini

Halloween Slays at the Box Office


"Halloween", released on 19 October 2018 in the US, is now showing pretty much everywhere worldwide--and it has already garnered so many bragging rights.


Along with earning $174.5 million at the box office despite its modest $10-15 million budget, "Halloween" has acquired numerous titles during its ongoing stint.


Thus far, "Halloween" has gotten the titles of, "Second-biggest October opening of all time", "Biggest opening of any Halloween movie", "Biggest horror opening with a female lead", "Biggest opening for any film in any genre featuring a female lead over 55, ever", and not to mention, "No. 1 movie in America".


Phew! That's one exhaustive list.


To celebrate, Jamie Lee Curtis, who played leading female character Laurie Strode, posted the following tweet on 22 October at 1:13 AM:


OK. I’m going for one BOAST post. Biggest horror movie opening with a female lead. Biggest movie opening with a female lead over 55. Second biggest October movie opening ever. Biggest Halloween opening ever #womengetthingsdone @halloweenmovie

Well, a huge congratulations is in order!


For a bit of an introduction to "Halloween", here is all you need to know:


"Halloween" is essentially the 11th installment of the "Halloween" film series, and the sequel of the 1978 film of the same name.


This film is set 40 years after the 1978 murders in Haddonfield, Illinois, a serial killing that Laurie was fortunate enough to survive--but not without bearing heavy mental and emotional scars. She still remembers what had happened, and has done all she can to prepare herself for his return. That fateful day arrives when Michael is being transported from Smith's Grove Rehabilitation Hospital (formerly Sanatarium) to a new facility. Aided by his handler, Dr. Ranbir Sartain (Haluk Bilginer), Michael escapes the transport and soon sets his sights on Laurie...


Scary, huh? I don't know about you, but I'm definitely grabbing a seat to this. We may not celebrate Halloween in Malaysia, but that doesn't mean we can't have a good ol' horror fest!


Written by Crunch's Melissa Kartini

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