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Halloween Dominates the Box Office for a Second-Straight Weekend

Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions’ Halloween dominated the box office for a second-straight weekend. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, the film remained in first place domestically with $32 million, to bring its two-week total to $126.7 million. Halloween also topped the international box office with $25.6 million from 62 territories and has now earned $45.6 million overseas, for a worldwide box office of $172.3 million. Made for just $10 million, the David Gordon Green-directed film co-stars Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, and Nick Castle.

Coming in at No. 2 for the fourth weekend in a row was Warner Bros. Pictures‘ A Star is Born, which grossed another $14.1 million and has now brought in $148.7 million in North America. The film also grossed $17.6 million from 75 overseas markets and has earned $104.6 million internationally. That puts the movie’s global total at $253.3 million. Produced for $36 million, the film stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Cooper also directed the film.

Sony Pictures’ Venom stayed in the third spot with $10.8 million and has grossed $187.3 million domestically after four weeks. The overseas take this weekend was $17.3 million from 65 markets, putting its international total at $321.1 million, with Japan and China still to come. Venom has surpassed the $500 million mark worldwide and is at $508.4 million. Made for $100 million, Venom was directed by Ruben Fleischer and stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott.

Sony’s Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween held onto the fourth spot its third weekend with $7.5 million, bringing the film’s domestic total to $38.3 million. The movie added $10.3 million in 41 international markets and took its overseas total to $24.2 million, for a a worldwide total of $62.5 million. The $35 million sequel was directed by Ari Sandel and stars Ken Jeong, Wendi Mclendon-Covey, Chris Parnell, Madison Iseman, Ben O’Brien, Caleel Harris, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Jack Black.

Opening in fifth place domestically was Lionsgate’s action-thriller Hunter Killer, starring Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common, Linda Cardellini, and Toby Stephens. The film earned $6.7 million from 2,728 theaters, an average of $2,438 per theater. Directed by Donovan Marsh and based on the book Firing PointHunter Killer received an A- CinemaScore from audiences.

And keeping its sixth spot was 20th Century Fox’s The Hate U Give, which added $5.1 million and has earned $18.3 million after four weeks. Directed by George Tillman Jr, the $23 million adaptation stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie.

After playing internationally since September, Universal Pictures opened Johnny English Strikes Again in 544 North American theaters, where the action comedy earned $1.6 million, an average of $2,989 per theater. The sequel has already brought in $107.7 million overseas, with Japan and China still to come. Directed by David Kerr, Johnny English Strikes Again stars Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Miller, Jake Lacy, and Emma Thompson.

Amazon Studios‘ limited opening of Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria is also worth noting, as the film opened in just two New York and Los Angeles theaters but managed to bring in $179,806. That’s a per-screen average of $89,903. Opening nationwide on November 2nd, Suspiria stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Sylvie Testud.

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