Box Office: ‘Halloween’ slashes franchise record with $77.5 million launch

Box Office: ‘Halloween’ slashes franchise record with $77.5 million launch

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “Halloween” made a killing in North America, earning $77.5 million when the slasher film launched in 3,928 locations. David Gordon Green’s “Halloween,” a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 classic, obliterated the franchise record opening of $26 million, previously held by the 2007 Rob Zombie reboot. “Halloween” also notched the second-best…

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