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'Halloween' Slices Up a Monster $77.5 Million Opening

'Halloween' Slices Up a Monster $77.5 Million Opening
With a staggering, $77.5 million debut, Universal and Blumhouse's Halloween topped the weekend with the second largest October opening weekend of all-time. The horror film headlined a massive weekend overall weekend, that saw the top twelve combine for over $160 million, making this the second largest October weekend ever. As already mentioned, Halloween's $77.5 million three-day debut was the second largest October opening weekend of all-time, coming less than $3 million shy of the record set by Venom earlier this month. That said, Halloween did deliver the largest October opening day of all-time, topping Venom's $32.5 million. The film's opening is also the second largest ever for an R-rated horror, topping the $53.8 million opening for The Nun a month ago and behind It's $123.4 million debut last September. The film, which carries a tiny, $10 million production budget, features Jamie Lee Curtis in her iconic role of Laurie Strode and beyond landing well with critics in advance of release,
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‘Venom’ Rules International Box Office Again, ‘A Star Is Born’ Crosses $200 Million Worldwide

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‘Venom’ Rules International Box Office Again, ‘A Star Is Born’ Crosses $200 Million Worldwide
“Venom” remains a force to be reckoned with overseas as the Tom Hardy superhero movie topped the foreign box office for the third weekend in a row.

Sony’s “Venom” secured the No. 1 spot abroad with $32 million from 65 markets, taking its international total to $290.7 million. It earned $18.1 million in North America for a worldwide total of $460.2 million.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros.’ “A Star Is Born” continues to do monster business of its own. The acclaimed musical drama starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga generated an impressive $22.8 million from 75 overseas markets, bringing its tally to $74.7 million overseas and $201 million globally. “A Star Is Born” opened in Australia with $4.7 million in 536 venues, as well as Hong Kong with $629,000 in 58 locations. Top holdovers include the United Kingdom ($3.9 million on 846 screens), Italy ($1.5 million on 614 screens), and France ($1.5 million on 353 screens). It debuts next in Japan on Dec. 21.

Though Universal’s “Halloween” topped the domestic box office,
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Regina King (‘If Beale Street Could Talk’) could win overdue Oscar shortly after taking Emmy #3

Regina King (‘If Beale Street Could Talk’) could win overdue Oscar shortly after taking Emmy #3
Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars has opened up in a major way for Regina King, who is earning some of the best reviews of her career for her role in Barry Jenkins‘ new film, “If Beale Street Could Talk.” King has been predicted to earn her first Oscar nomination after the rapturous response to her performance when the film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival, and now there’s an avenue for her to win. This is all thanks to one of her presumed biggest Supporting Actress competitors now being campaigned in the Best Actress category instead.

SEEWill Emmy winners Claire Foy and Regina King go head-to-head at 2019 Oscars as Best Supporting Actress?

The Favourite” star Olivia Colman has been the subject of the classic, “Is she lead or is she supporting?” debates, for her highly acclaimed performance as Queen Anne. While Colman was being predicted by many
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‘Halloween’ Slashes Box Office Records, Has Biggest Opening Weekend for a Slasher Film

‘Halloween’ Slashes Box Office Records, Has Biggest Opening Weekend for a Slasher Film
Halloween has one more victim to add to its body count: box office records. The long-awaited horror sequel made a killing at the box office in its opening weekend, raking in $77.5 million in 3,928 locations. That means director David Gordon Green‘s sequel/reboot is not just the highest-grossing film in the decades-spanning Halloween franchise, but the biggest opening for […]

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Guillermo del Toro Directing ‘Pinocchio’ for Netflix

Guillermo del Toro Directing ‘Pinocchio’ for Netflix
Fresh off his Oscar win for “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro is set to make his animated feature film directing debut. Del Toro has received the green light from Netflix to film “Pinocchio,” a stop motion musical version of the classic children’s tale about a puppet who wants to be a real live boy. He will write and produce the film in addition to directing it.

The film will be set in Italy during the 1930s, a particularly fraught historical moment and a time when Fascism was on the rise and Benito Mussolini was consolidating control of the country. Production on “Pinocchio” will begin this fall.

“No art form has influenced my life and my work more than animation and no single character in history has had as deep of a personal connection to me as Pinocchio,” said del Toro in a statement. “In our story, Pinocchio
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John Carpenter Reveals The Two 1950s Films That Top His List Of All-Time Favorite Horror Movies

John Carpenter is a name that is on the Mount Rushmore of horror filmmakers. Alongside the likes of Romero and Craven, Carpenter is a director that will forever be linked to the genre, thanks to his 1978 film “Halloween.” So, it’s only natural to ask the guy, who has created films that have scared the crap out of people for 40 years, what scares him?

“Well, you have to go back to when I was little,” says Carpenter in a new interview with EW.

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Exclusive: Sam Esmail Confirms ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 4 Episode Count

While Mr. Robot may be coming to an end, we’ll at least get a sizeable goodbye to the buzzy USA Network show. It was announced back in August that the upcoming Mr. Robot Season 4 would serve as the show’s swan song, bringing an end to creator/showrunner Sam Esmail’s story of hacking, mental illness, and of course capitalism gone awry. The series premiered in 2015 and, based on strong critical praise, slowly became a runaway hit, redefining what a USA Network drama could be. The show has continued to take big swings throughout its run, and …
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Lucasfilm Didn’t Want ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’ Making Fun of Kylo Ren, So the Directors Had to Cut the Joke

Lucasfilm Didn’t Want ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’ Making Fun of Kylo Ren, So the Directors Had to Cut the Joke
Ralph Breaks the Internet,” the sequel to Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” has already made headlines for a scene featuring dozens of Disney princesses, but it turns out that was hardly going to be the only scene involving some of Disney’s most iconic characters. “Wreck-It Ralph 2” directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston recently revealed to IGN they planned to include a Kylo Ren gag in the sequel, but it was Lucasfilm that turned the moment down.

“At one point we had a joke about Kylo Ren being kind of a spoiled child,” Moore said. “We went to Lucasfilm and said, here’s what we’re doing. And they said, well, we’d prefer that you don’t show him as a spoiled child. You know, he is our villain, and we’d prefer you don’t do that. So we were respectful of that.”

While the directors were more than willing to listen to Lucasfilm,
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‘Halloween’ Movies Ranked from Worst to Best

Note: This Collider original feature was originally published at a prior date, but has been updated to include 2018's Halloween. When John Carpenter set about making a little low-budget horror film called Halloween in 1977, it was impossible for him to know that he was also creating the foundation for a horror franchise that would span the next three decades. Indeed, against a budget of just $300,000, Halloween would take audiences by storm to the tune of $70 million worldwide, making it an insanely profitable venture. As Hollywood is wont to do, the desire for a sequel …
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History is Made on ‘Doctor Who’ in the Powerful ‘Rosa’

History is Made on ‘Doctor Who’ in the Powerful ‘Rosa’
The Doctor has tangled with plenty of historical figures before but — as seems to be the trend with this new season of Doctor Who — “Rosa” is unlike any of those past jaunts in history. The third episode of Doctor Who season 11 takes Team Tardis to 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, where the Doctor, Yaz, Ryan, and […]

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Jamie Lee Curtis Celebrates ‘Halloween’ Historic Box Office Opening and the Numerous Records It Set

Jamie Lee Curtis Celebrates ‘Halloween’ Historic Box Office Opening and the Numerous Records It Set
Jamie Lee Curtis had one hell of a weekend at the movies thanks to the massive success of David Gordon Green’s “Halloween.” The horror film, which serves as a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 original, topped the box office with $77.5 million, a huge victory for Universal and Blumhouse considering the movie carried a production budget of just $10 million. Curtis celebrated the film’s opening on social media.

“Ok. I’m going to go for one Boast post,” Curtis wrote to her millions of followers. The actress then named all the records “Halloween” set in its debut weekend: “Biggest horror movie opening with a female lead. Biggest movie opening with a female lead over 55. Second biggest horror movie opening ever. Second biggest October movie opening ever. Biggest ‘Halloween’ opening ever.

Read More: ‘Halloween’ Director David Gordon Green Reveals His Favorite Horror Movie: ‘The Night of the Hunter

Curtis continued,
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Exclusive: ‘Joker’ Actor Shea Whigham Reveals Who He Plays, Teases Unique Filming Experience

The set of Joker is apparently a pretty special place. Interest has been understandably high for Warner Bros.’ one-off comic book adaptation, which aims to tell the origin story of the titular Batman villain in a unique fashion. Joaquin Phoenix is in the title role, and the story takes place in seedy 1981 New York City, with director Todd Phillips putting his own spin on the comic book adaptation genre. But interest in the film got even higher when the full cast was announced and it was revealed that Shea Whigham, professional scene-stealer, was part of an impressive …
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‘The Prodigy’ Trailer: Taylor Schilling Tries To Save Her Possessed Son

If there’s one subgenre within the horror genre that always seems bound to terrify, it’s “creepy kid” films. It’s hard to know why but something about creepy children just gets under your skin. From the looks of it, the latest film in the “creepy kid” subgenre may terrify.

The Prodigy” follows the story of a mother (Taylor Schilling) worried about her son’s erratic behavior. The behavior that Miles, her son, demonstrates may or may not be supernatural.

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Cool Stuff: ‘Terminator 2’ T-800 Endoskeleton Arm and Cpu Prop Replicas Must Be Destroyed

Even though the end of the world was directly linked to the T-800 endoskeleton arm and Cpu in the hands of Cyberdyne Systems, the folks at Sideshow Collectibles and Blitzway have teamed up to offer these two items as prop replicas from Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Check out the Terminator 2 arm prop and Cpu […]

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Theme Park Bits: ‘Toy Story’ Land Christmas, Rumored Opening Date for ‘Star Wars:’ Galaxy’s Edge in Florida

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: What’s the best guess for when the Florida version of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open next year? See a preview for the first-ever Christmas overlay in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. One daring couple has traveled across time zones to visit six Disney parks in […]

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Saudi Arabia Confirms Jamal Khashoggi’s Death, Calling It ‘Huge and Grave Mistake’

After more than two weeks of repeated denials, Saudi Arabia has officially confirmed the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, acknowledging that the outspoken critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was killed at the country’s consulate in Istanbul, though the details remain unclear.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, speaking to Fox News in the U.S., said Sunday that Khashoggi, 59, died in a “rogue operation,” in which “individuals ended up exceeding the authorities and responsibilities they had.”

Seeking to shield the crown prince, who is effectively in charge of running Saudi Arabia, from the international outrage sparked by Khashoggi’s disappearance and death, al-Jubeir called the killing a “huge and grave mistake” and said those involved in the consulate tried to cover it up.

“We are determined to uncover every stone, we are determined to find out all the facts, and we are determined to punish those who are responsible for this murder,
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The Morning Watch: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ 16-Bit Snappening, Making a ‘Halloween’ Murderer & More

The Morning Watch: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ 16-Bit Snappening, Making a ‘Halloween’ Murderer & More
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, watch the shocking ending of Avengers: Infinity War […]

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Pablo Trapero to direct HBO Europe's Spanish-language series 'Patria'

HBO’s first Spanish-language original production will shoot next year

Pablo Trapero, the award-winning Argentinian director of The Clan will be the lead director on Patria, the first Spanish-language original series to be produced by HBO Europe, which is set to shoot in early 2019. Félix Viscarret, the Spanish director whose credits include Dreamers in 1999 and Under The Stars in 2007, will also direct some episodes.

HBO Europe has greenlit the eight-part adaptation of Fernando Aramburu’s bestselling novel about two families living through the tumultuous years of the separtist terrorism of Eta in Spanish Basque Country. The adaptation has been written
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Fandango Becomes Largest Online Ticketer in Latin America (Exclusive)

Fandango dramatically expanded its presence in Latin America on Monday. The ticketing giant announced that it has signed multi-year deals with Cinepolis, Cinemark, National Amusements, and Cinemex, companies with a significant presence in the region. The deal adds 5,000 new screens to Fandango’s count and enables the company to sell tickets in more than 15 Latin American countries.

The new deals will greatly increase the ticketing footprint of Fandango’s subsidiary Fandango Latin America, giving it access to 94% of all screens in Colombia, 78% in Chile, 72% in Bolivia, and half of all screens in Mexico and Peru. The pact pushes Fandango’s global screen count to more than 45,000 worldwide and grants it access to more than half of all screens across the region. It is now the largest online ticketer in Latin America.

“It makes sense for us,” said Paul Yanover, Fandango’s president. “There’s an avid culture of moviegoing in Latin America,
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'A Star Is Born' impresses again to stay top of UK box office

Warner Bros release stays top for second straight weekend.

RankFilm / DistributorThree-day gross (Oct 12-14) Running gross Week 1 A Star Is Born (Warner Bros) £2.9m £14.9m 3 2 Halloween (Universal) £2.7m £2.7m 1 3 Venom (Sony Pictures) £1.6m £16.7m 3 4 Johnny English Strikes Again (Universal) £1.7m £11m 3 5. Smallfoot (Warner Bros) £1.4m £4.3m 2

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After rising to the top of the table last week with a superb 0% drop on its opening weekend, A Star Is Born was at it again this weekend, dropping a negligible 6.5% with £2.9m to remain top.

That result takes it to £14.9m to date,
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