Weekend Box Office Top Ten - 10/21/18

October 22, 2018

Weekend Box Office Top Ten - 10/21/18

Weekend Box Office Top Ten:

HALLOWEEN opened huge at #1 with a $77.5M (Million) debut, and an early $91.8M worldwide. Helping fuel October 2018 to record numbers, this Blumhouse success is the second-biggest debut ever for the month, just behind VENOM, as this will be the most profitable launch to the fall movie season in history. With a cost of just $10M plus marketing, the reunion of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode is already profitable for all involved, with much more to be earned over the next couple of weeks.

A STAR IS BORN held at #2 with $19.3M, an impressive $126.3M domestic total, and a big $201M worldwide and climbing. Produced for $36M plus marketing costs, this Warner Bros. smash has become very profitable for the studio, and the only question is how high the numbers go on this potential awards front-runner.

VENOM slid to #3 with $18M, a domestic total of $171.1M, and a global haul of $461.8M and rising. Produced for $100M plus marketing, Sony's hit has become incredibly profitable for the studio and the start of a new franchise, even as there is much more to be earned both in the U.S. and overseas, where Eddie Brock and his Symbiote partner are nearly as popular as Spider-Man.

GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN is #4 with $9.7M, a domestic total of $28.8M, and an early $39.9M worldwide. Produced for $35M plus marketing costs, this Sony release should be able to reach break-even territory during its theatrical run, and is likely to play bigger in its home release.

FIRST MAN slipped to #5 with $8.5M, a domestic total now of just $29.9M, and an early $55.4M worldwide. Produced for $59M plus marketing costs, this Universal awards-hopeful will be a financial loss for the studio, as the film has been unable to stand out among the competition.

THE HATE U GIVE expanded this weekend at #6 with $7.5M, and a total now of just $10.6M in its wide-release. With a cost of $23M plus marketing, this film will continue Fox's misfortune at the box office, and be a financial loss.

SMALLFOOT held at #7 with $6.6M, a domestic total of $66.3M, and $137.6M worldwide. Produced for around $70M plus marketing, this Warner Bros. release should hit break-even territory, though outright profitability now looks unlikely.

NIGHT SCHOOL is #8 with $5M, a domestic total of $66.9M, and $84.4M worldwide. Produced for $29M plus marketing, this film has become slightly profitable for Universal, a sleeper success during this fall season.

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE collapsed to #9 with $3.3M, a domestic total of only $13.3M, and $21.4M worldwide. With a cost of $32M plus marketing, this one has become a minor flop for Fox, despite decent critical and audience response, and a well-known cast.

THE OLD MAN & THE GUN is #10 with $2M, and a total of $4.2M, playing in just 802 theaters. 

Next weekend will be ruled by holdovers, as SUSPIRIA, JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN, and HUNTER KILLER all make their U.S. debuts, though none look to break out as October comes to a close, ahead of what is set to be another impressive and highly profitable November.




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