'Halloween' Continues to Scare Up Business, in Advance of Halloween

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The re-boot of the famed “Halloween” film series continued to scare up business at North American theaters over the weekend in advance of Halloween, easily leading the way at the box office, according to final figures released today.

“Halloween,” featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred in the original film, collected $31.4 million between Friday and Sunday to lead the way at the box office, according comScore. Capitalizing on the Halloween season, the film has earned $126.1 million in its two weeks of release.

Bradley Cooper's remake of “A Star is Born” finished in a distant second place with $14 million, giving it a four-week total of nearly $149 million. The anti-hero thriller “Venom,” meanwhile, collected $10.1 million to push its four-week total to $187.1 million.

“Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” raked in $7.3 million over the weekend, followed by the debut of the action-thriller “Hunter Killer,” which opened with $6.6 million.

Rounding out the top 10 films of the weekend were “The Hate U Give” ($5.1 million); “First Man” ($4.9 million); “Smallfoot” ($4.8 million); “Night School” ($3.2 million); and “Mid 90s” ($3 million).

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