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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