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Halloween: Jamie Lee Curtis reboot breaks US box office record

Monday - 22/10/2018 16:33
Halloween, the reboot of the 1978 classic, has made a killing at the US box office, raking in over $77m (£59m) during its opening weekend.
GETTY IMAGES / Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode in the latest Halloween
GETTY IMAGES / Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode in the latest Halloween

t makes it the biggest debut ever for a horror film with a female lead, and the biggest debut ever for any film with a female lead over 55.

Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode in the movie.

Halloween now ranks as the second-highest debut for an October release, set earlier this month by Venom.

"I am enormously proud of this film," said Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, who co-financed the film with Miramax.

"Halloween brings the franchise back to life in a fresh, relevant and fun way that is winning over fans and critics alike."

Curtis also celebrated via Twitter, writing: "OK, I'm going for one BOAST post," adding the hash tag #WomenGetThingsDone.

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