LOS ANGELES: “Halloween” ruled the North American box office for a second week running, frightening off the competition as it raked in another $32 million, according to estimates reported Sunday by industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.
Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, the low-budget Universal Pictures production recounts her character Laurie Strode’s final confrontation with a masked homicidal maniac four decades after surviving his killing spree.
The movie’s return to the top spot over the three-day weekend followed its $76.2 million debut last week, the second-best October opening ever after “Venom.”
“A Star is Born,” the third remake of the 1937 film, placed second for a third straight week, earning $14.1 million.
Sony’s Superhero flick “Venom” held its ground at third place with an estimated $10.8 million take.
“Goosebumps2: Haunted Halloween,” another seasonal offering, kept its fourth place ranking with $7.5 million in box office returns.
Based on R.L. Stine children’s books, it follows two young friends who bring to life a dummy, played by Jack Black, unleashing monsters on their town on Halloween night.