Saturday, June 15, 2024

“Halloween Kills” Debuts to $50 Mil, Two Times James Bond Movie, Sets Record for Horror Films


“Halloween Kills” made $50 million this weekend, twice the amount of “No Time to Die,” the James Bond movie. The Bond film fell 56% in its second weekend, more than the last two Bond films, “Spectre,” and “Skyfall.”

The Bond film is having trouble holding an audience. “Halloween Kills” set a record for the largest opening of any horror film, which was amazing considering it’s also available on Peacock.

For “No Time to Die,” the second week is a bit of a bust also because its second week is also off by $10 million from “Spectre,” the most recent Bond film. “Spectre” earned $200 million domestically. Right now, “No Time to Die” is at $99 million.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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