'Halloween Ends' smashes the North American box office

The horror film “Halloween Ends”, the latest opus in the saga played by Jamie Lee Curtis, ranked first at the box office in the United States and Canada for its release, dethroning “Smile”, another horror movie.

The film set to end the life-and-death fight between masked killer Michael Myers and Laurie Strode, forty years after they first met, skimping on murders and blood spatters, has grossed $41.3 billion between Friday and Sunday, according to estimates by Exhibitor Relations.

Analysts expected a little better (around $50 million). But considering that the movie was released simultaneously in streaming and in theaters, and cost just $30 million, it’s a “great” result, according to David Gross of specialist firm Franchise Entertainment Research.

The weeks leading up to Halloween night, October 31, are generally favorable for horror films and it is another film of the genre that comes in second position, “Smile”, with $ 12.4 million in box office receipts. the weekend, and 71.2 million since its release two weeks ago.

The film tells the disturbing story of a therapist, played by Sosie Bacon – daughter of actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick – who begins to lose touch with reality after witnessing a horrific event involving a patient.

“Enzo the Croco”, adapted from a children’s book, slips one place and comes in third position with 7.4 million dollars (22.8 million since its release last week). The crocodile discovered by a little boy in his house in New York sings and enchants his new life in the megalopolis, with Javier Bardem in the skin of his extravagant owner.

“The Woman King”, a historical epic of warriors from the kingdom of Dahomey (West Africa) in the 19th century, starring Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis, remains in fourth place with $ 3.7 million (59.8 million since its release).

‘Amsterdam,’ in which characters played by Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and John David Washington find themselves embroiled in political intrigue in 1930s America, fell two places to fifth, with $2.9 million in revenue (12 million since its release).

Here’s the rest of the top 10:

6 – “Don’t Worry Darling”, film by Olivia Wilde, in which her companion Harry Styles appears (2.2 million dollars)

7 – “Barbarian” (1.4 million)

8 – “Bros” ($920,000)

9 – “Terrify 2” ($850,000)

10 – “Top Gun: Maverick” ($685,000)

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