Box office sees little change from last weekend, as 'Halloween' repeats at number one


The box office stayed more or less steady over the weekend, with last week’s top four films—Halloween ($32 million), A Star is Born ($14.1 million), Venom ($10.8 million) and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween ($7.5 million) all hanging onto their old spots. With its $32 million weekend haul, Halloween soared past the $100 million mark. Its $126.6 million domestic cume makes it already by far the highest-grossing film in the Halloween franchise; if it manages to top $158 million, which looks likely, it will have outearned the next highest-grossing film in the series by a margin of a whopping $100 mil.

The only newcomer to the top five was Gerard Butler-starring submarine actioner Hunter Killer, which pushed last week’s number five finisher First Man on down the line with a lower-than-expected $6.6 million opening. You have to go to spots 12 and 13, respectively, to find the week’s other new major releases: Johnny English Strikes Again ($1.6 million on 544 screens) and faith-based drama Indivisible ($1.5 million on 830 screens). Jonah Hill’s mid90s, meanwhile, expanded to wide release and landed just inside the top ten with $3 million.

The weekend’s highest per-theatre average went to Suspiria, which brought in $179,806 on a pair of screens for a PTA of $89,903. Also new to theatres in limited release were Border ($71,565 on seven screens); Burning ($28,650 on two screens); Viper Club ($14,094 on three screens); Monrovia, Indiana ($6,100 on a single screen) and Weed the People ($4,279 on a single screen).