Universal’s Halloween is on target for a sophomore weekend north of $30 million with the studio reporting Friday’s official estimate at $10.02 million. That’s off an expected 70 percent from opening day last week, which was fueled by a fan rush during the first 30-or-so hours of shows. The horror breakout crossed the $100 million domestic threshold yesterday, just its eighth of release, and now stands at $104.7 million going into Saturday. The studio projects a $30.05 million weekend, while Boxoffice is a little more bullish with a $32 million projection as of this morning.
A Star Is Born held its ground in second place with another $4.185 million yesterday, giving it just a 26 percent Friday-to-Friday drop and an updated domestic cume of $138.8 million. We’re projecting around $14 million for its fourth weekend in release.
Venom fell another 44 percent from last Friday despite no significant competition entering the market this weekend, taking in $2.865 million yesterday for an updated domestic haul of $179.35 million. The film has out-performed all pre-release expectations at this point as it heads toward a fourth frame near $10.2 million.
Lionsgate’s Hunter Killer bowed to $2.55 million on opening day Friday, including $420K from Thursday night’s early shows. That’s 41 percent behind fellow Gerard Butler pic Geostorm when it opened to $4.3 million on its first Friday one year ago. These results are within the realm of pre-release expectations though as we currently project an opening weekend around $8 million.
Goosebumps 2 rounded out the top five with a strong hold from last Friday, down just 29 percent to $1.8 million as it eyes a $7.1 million weekend.
mid90s scored a strong $1.307 million in its expansion to 1,206 locations yesterday, giving it $1.66 million in all thus far after debuting in platform release last week. Jonah Hill’s directorial debut could bring in north of $3.5 million this weekend.
Meanwhile, Indivisible opened to $605K yesterday, while Johnny English Strikes Again debuted to $515K. Universal projects a $1.54 million frame for the latter.
Early weekend estimates are below. Follow Boxoffice for more updates as they come.
Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic)
FRI, OCT. 26 – SUN, OCT. 28
|1||Halloween (2018)||$32,000,000||-58%||3,990||62||$8,020||$126,656,400||2||Universal Pictures|
|2||A Star is Born||$14,000,000||-27%||3,904||20||$3,586||$148,577,400||4||Warner Bros.|
|3||Venom||$10,200,000||-43%||3,567||-320||$2,860||$186,682,314||4||Sony / Columbia|
|4||Hunter Killer||$8,000,000||—||2,728||—||$2,933||$8,000,000||1||Lionsgate / Summit|
|5||Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween||$7,100,000||-27%||3,723||202||$1,907||$37,948,809||3||Sony|
|6||The Hate U Give||$4,900,000||-36%||2,375||72||$2,063||$18,100,005||4||20th Century Fox|
|11||The Old Man & The Gun||$1,800,000||-16%||1,042||240||$1,727||$7,214,097||5||Fox Searchlight|
|12||Bad Times At The El Royale||$1,400,000||-59%||1,798||-1010||$779||$16,593,736||3||20th Century Fox|
|13||The House With A Clock In Its Walls||$970,000||-47%||1,042||-546||$931||$970,000||6||Universal Pictures|
|2||Johnny English Strikes Again||$1,600,000||—||544||—||$2,941||$1,600,000||1||Universal Pictures|
|3||The Sisters Brothers||$265,000||-65%||774||-367||$342||$265,000||6||Annapurna Pictures|
|4||Hell Fest||$190,000||142%||907||644||$209||$10,991,623||5||Lionsgate / CBS Films|
|6||A Simple Favor||$140,000||-61%||222||-270||$631||$53,215,320||7||Lionsgate|
|7||Disney’s Christopher Robin||$95,000||56%||148||40||$642||$98,836,950||13||Disney|
|1||Can You Ever Forgive Me?||$380,000||135%||25||20||$15,200||$610,139||2||Fox Searchlight|
|2||Ant-Man and the Wasp||$25,000||-51%||68||-37||$368||$216,640,024||17||Disney|