The conclusion of David Gordon Green’s Halloween Ends‘ won this weekend’s box office numbers, despite having the lowest opening weekend number of all three films in the current Michael Myers trilogy.
The film opened to $41.2 million from 3,901 theaters. It had been expected to perform in the same range as its predecessor Halloween Kills. at about $50 million. Overseas, it brought in $17.7 million for an overall weekend haul of $58.4 million.
These numbers are not bad considering the budget of the film was $30 million. This is also only the twelfth film of 2022 so far to open to $40 million or more. Also, we can add the fact that it launched simultaneously on Peacock (so did Halloween Kills). Universal didn’t provide specific numbers on Halloween End‘s performance, but they said it has become the most-watched series or film of all-time over a 2-day period on Peacock.
If we look at the span of the three Halloween films from Green, we can say that it stumbled to the finish line. His 2018 reboot, debuted with $76.2 million and finished with over $250 million worldwide. Halloween Kills finished with a little over $131 million overall. Now it’s a matter of time to see how this trilogy wraps up.
Coming in second over the weekend was another horror film that has been a surprise hit with horror fans. Paramount Pictures’ Smile brought in $12.3 million in its third weekend. Giving it an overall domestic and international haul of over $137.
Speaking of horror, the star-filled feature by David O. Russell, Amsterdam is estimated to potentially lose $80 to $100 million. In its second weekend, it fell to $2.9 million. Bringing its global total to over $18 million. This film has even been beaten out by Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, the number three film of the weekend, at $7.4 million in its second week.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter