It also marked the second highest October opening ever behind "Venom's" $80.3 million launch earlier this month.
Overseas, the film kicked things off with $14.3 million across 23 markets, leading in Mexico with $4.9 million and following behing in the United Kingdom with $3.6 million, bringing its global pull to $91.80 million.
In "Halloween", Curtis plays Laurie Strode, reprising the role that made her famous in a final face-off with Michael Myers. Recognized in 2003 by Women In Film for the trail she blazed for female producers in all genres, Hill said, "I hope some day there won't be a need for Women in Film-that it will be People in Film".
"Halloween brings the franchise back to life in a fresh, relevant and fun way that is winning over fans and critics alike".
As reported by Variety, the flick had the best horror opening ever with a female lead and the highest-grossing debut for a movie with a female lead over 55. Blumhouse was smart, however, to make the 2018 version a direct sequel to the original, and it helped that it was also very good. But Halloween still crushed the box office, taking home a wildly impressive $77.5 million over three days.
It was a particularly busy week at the box office as critically acclaimed films such as the young adult adaptation "The Hate U Give" and the Robert Redford swan song "The Old Man & The Gun" expanded nationwide after a few weeks in limited release. Meanwhile "A Star Is Born" held on to the second place spot for its third weekend with $19.3 million.
"Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" also cashed in on the spooky spirit, picking up $9.7 million to land in fourth place. The coming-of-age drama grossed $249,500 during the weekend for a $62,375 per-screen average, with the studio planning to expand next weekend after the strong opening. Box Office Mojoreports that it lagged behind last year's It, which raked in $123 million its first weekend, though it beat out The Nun, which kicked off with $53.8 million last month.
Following behind Mid90s in the indie circuit are Melissa McCarthy's Can You Ever Forgive Me? which raked in $150,000 in five locations, and Paul Dano's directorial debut Wildlife, which opened to $105,614 in four locations.
Overall box office is up 10.6 percent year-to-date, according to ComScore.
Another surprisingly strong showing puts October 54.5 percent ahead of the same frame a year ago, as well as 12 percent ahead of 2014's record month, according to comScore.
In a statement Sunday, the governments said attacks on journalists are unacceptable and "of utmost concern to our three nations". Some governments and prominent executives have said they would pull out of a forthcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia.
A member of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's entourage carries gifts the couple have been given on Bondi Beach , October 2018. The students at Macarthur Girls School were left absolutely gobsmacked when the royal couple joined the assembly.
Khusyaynova, 44, remains at large in Russian Federation , according to a US official. - An article on former U.S. Between January and June 2018 alone, Project Lakhta's proposed operating budget totaled more than $10 million.
That could've been a real unfortunate incident. "I don't blame Devin", Harbaugh said. "I liked the way our guys handled it". The statement says the timing of the ritual, as well as communication between the two teams, did not change from the norm.
The Eastern District of Virginia, known as the Rocket Docket, has a reputation of moving cases along quickly. The 69-year-old former Trump campaign chairman has been in jail since June, when a judge revoked his bail.
Speaking to CNN, Mr Kushner said he had told the Crown Prince: "Just to be transparent, to be fully transparent". A Saudi source close to the royal palace later told CNN that the Washington Post journalist died in a chokehold.
An officer in the police control room said it was hard to confirm the toll as there were dismembered body parts all over. The railways said they were not informed about the plans and that people should not have been standing near the tracks.
October 6: Saudi Arabia says it has dispatched a team to "investigate and cooperate" with Turkish officials over Khashoggi's case. Trump has previously warned against jumping to conclusions that Saudi Arabia was responsible for Khashoggi's disappearance.
Kardashian also addressed the drama of her sex tape being leaked in 2007, and why she never saw herself as a "victim". Now it's, 'Where can I go on vacation where nobody will see us?' All I want is privacy.
Prince Harry reveals he hopes the royal baby is a girl
In May, the Quantico star had travelled to England to witness 37 year old Markle and Prince Harry royal wedding ceremoney. It's been an exhausting week, and although the Duchess hasn't had any morning sickness, she has been very exhausted .
Neymar Has 'Agreement' In Place To Leave PSG
They reported that PSG would command a fee of around £195million from the Catalonian giants for the creative Brazilian star. Valverde attempted to cool the speculation surrounding Neymar , insisting that "We aren't in the market to sign players".
Huawei Mate20 Pro Promises Faster OS, Strong Camera and Battery
Huawei turned up the volume for this series, literally, with a truly massive phone with a 7.2-inch screen, called the Mate 20 X . This is phenomenal! Imagine owning one of these bad boys, and your mate needs a quick pick-me-up after a long day out and about.