October Delivered a Record $820 Million at the Domestic Box Office

Film Title: Halloween
 Another month and another record falls as October 2018 domestic calendar grosses topped $800 million for the first time ever, outperforming last October by more than +47%.
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 Leading the charge was Sony’s “Venom,” but it was a collective effort among several films including fellow October releases “A Star is Born” and of course ‘Halloween” all of which topped $100 million at the domestic box office compared to last year, which didn’t see a single film generate over $83 million over the course of the month. In fact, this is the first time ever more than one film brought in over $100 million in the month of October as studios continue to find ways to make use of a year-round release calendar.

For the second time this year, Universal topped all studios with October grosses totaling just shy of $250 million from eight films in release. Leading the way was the studio’s release of “Halloween,” which delivered the second largest October opening of all-time with $76.2 million and currently ranks as the fourth largest R-rated horror film of all-time.

 And from a franchise perspective it is easily the highest grossing the “Halloween” franchise and on top of that has already out-grossed the last three entries combined.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Universal Pictures
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