It looks like Universal’s upcoming “Halloween” reboot starring Jamie Lee Curtis is set to rule the box office this weekend. If projections are accurate, the film should join the ranks of huge R-rated hits like “It,” “Hannibal,” and “The Nun.”
Universal is reportedly looking forward to $50 million in earnings for the film’s debut, but film analysts think it has the potential to make as much as $70 million across the 3,928 theaters. Compared to the past “Halloween” franchise installments, the film, which has earned an 86% average on Rotten Tomatoes as of yesterday, has generated some of the best reviews.
With no other wide-release debuts set for this weekend, there also isn’t much competition in the way for “Halloween” to take the top spot in the box office. That being said, “Venom” and “A Star Is Born” are still going strong and raking in high earnings. So, we’ll just have to see how things play out this weekend.