Can Halloween Makes Over $100 Million Opening Weekend?

  • Published on Sep 11, 2018
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    John answers viewers questions about Halloween's possible success beating The Nun's box office numbers.
    Brian Knight writes, The Nun just made 55 Million opening 7 weeks before Halloween and with bad reviews. Halloween the movie is opening a week before Halloween the holiday and has received rave reviews from TIFF. My question is can Halloween make over 100 million opening weekend? I am no horror fan, but I can see the writing on the wall and think even $125 million is doable.
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  • Rob Stilwell
    Rob Stilwell 8 months ago

    IT came out in the 90s....and it was a tv mini series, yet it broke records for horror movies. Wasnt relevant or "on going".

  • Chris Wilson
    Chris Wilson 8 months ago

    You're missing one major factor. Social media wasnt a thing when the last Halloween movies came out. Promotion for this movie is on another level than it was back then. Everyone and their mother who's over 18 is gonna be going to see this movie a week before Halloween. This movie can for sure do 75 million no problem.

  • The Artisan
    The Artisan 9 months ago

    It could very well replicate It.
    There seems to be this different aura going on w/ this Halloween,
    and much more hype for this one than any of the past sequels in the sense
    that it's a direct sequel to the original taking place 40 years later.
    That's the hook, and a lot of horror enthusiasts seem to be down for that.
    Not to mention, Myers hasn't been on the big screen for a long time.
    We'll see.

  • Rise of the Phoenix
    Rise of the Phoenix 9 months ago

    It's gonna reach a billion

  • Jordan Aguero
    Jordan Aguero 9 months ago

    It’s gonna make 600 or 700 million by the end of it’s run

  • Esteban Estrada
    Esteban Estrada 9 months ago

    With good reviews and Michael Myers being a horror icon I think it will

  • Alazoom76
    Alazoom76 9 months ago

    I'm not sure about a 100 opening, but it will get close to that. The anticipation for this since TIFF is off the charts. People are pumped for this.

    THEY CANT STOP ME 9 months ago

    Halloween will outsell IT

  • Seth Genius
    Seth Genius 9 months ago

    The way things are looking rn, possibly.

  • Foxy the Pirate
    Foxy the Pirate 9 months ago

    I say about 75 - 80 million.

  • Joseph Wells
    Joseph Wells 9 months ago +2

    I’m thinking 70-80 mill in the box office.
    On opening weekend.

  • Dusty
    Dusty 9 months ago +2

    I'm going to see it at theatres.Even if its 8 bucks or more at theatres now..Wouldn't miss it on big screen

  • David Hernandez
    David Hernandez 9 months ago

    ouch I remember those Halloween movies used to creep me out. even the original ones still do. the recent ones make me laugh or are unwatchable.

  • Chris Isaman
    Chris Isaman 9 months ago

    It mite hit $100 million in it's first week

  • Kris Avalon
    Kris Avalon 9 months ago

    Halloween Resurrection was terrible and JLC only appeared in the first15 minutes. As a fan of the franchise I don't thibk it will do IT numbers but i think it will make way more than $12 million

  • Mike Joseph
    Mike Joseph 9 months ago

    Look at the Nun and it was shit , Halloweens gonna do 100 million for Sure at least 90

  • KingKissan
    KingKissan 9 months ago +1

    The Nun had horrible reviews and has a rotten score on Rotten Tomatoes and the movie still made $53 million for its opening weekend, the highest ever in the Conjuring series
    If Halloween has good reviews I can at least see an $80 million OW but with it coming it in the last two weeks of Oct I don’t think it’ll be able to make as much money.

  • Tim Walden
    Tim Walden 9 months ago

    I'm a huge Halloween fan and horror fan, but I haven't had any reason to see a Halloween theatrical release since H20, and I don't see any reason to change that now.

  • Paul Schmick
    Paul Schmick 9 months ago

    Seriously? It'll be lucky to make $100 million total worldwide.

  • anob anob
    anob anob 9 months ago

    100 worldwide is possible not in the us alone most likley 35-50 million

  • Destination Station
    Destination Station 9 months ago +1

    All of those sequels were not around the Halloween season either. I think this movie will make more than most people anticipate.

  • fresh baked universal
    fresh baked universal 9 months ago +1

    Neither was IT a current on going movie franchise and look how well that did.

    • anob anob
      anob anob 9 months ago

      totally agree non horror fans will not watch halloween but casuall ones migth if it is good

    • gule55
      gule55 9 months ago +2

      But King's novels are well known and It is his most popular of all of them, and for some reason the movie got the attention of non horror fans (maybe people hates clowns haha). Halloween will open big but not huge like It, and also I don't see overseas audiences get that much interest in this film compared to It, but domesticly will do well.

  • DVNGELO Morales
    DVNGELO Morales 9 months ago

    Jamie Lee Curtis was back in Resurrection and the addition of Busta Rhymes & Tyra Banks (who were buzzing at the time). Surprised it sold only 12 million, but also somewhat not surprised cus that movie was horrible.

    • Patrick McDaniel
      Patrick McDaniel 9 months ago +1

      Halloween 2007 probably had everyone interested, but they didn't want a remake. So that kept a lot of people away. And those that saw it were split on it. There was probably more hate for it than people liking it, so they skipped the 2009 sequel.

  • Kyle Brackman
    Kyle Brackman 9 months ago +2

    I hope not. Also, those critics that gave it great reviews don't know what the hell they're talking about.

  • Hitmonkey
    Hitmonkey 9 months ago +4

    Halloween will 100% open bigger than 'The Nun'. Everyone I know is planning to go see this, it will be a big deal when it hits.

    • Patrick McDaniel
      Patrick McDaniel 9 months ago

      If you go watch trailer reactions to the first trailer, A LOT of people are saying they WILL be seeing the movie. There are some that didn't like the trailer and will skip the movies. The others that are saying they won't see the movie is because they are wusses/chickens (their words not mine). But out of all the trailer reactions I watched, I'd say about 95% minimum of the reactors will be seeing the movie. Also, throw in that some of the trailer reactions I saw had groups of people in them and some had families. Everyone in those group/family reactions want to see the movie and will be there opening weekend. So I think the movie is going to have a big opening weekend. I think it may make over $100 million, but not beat IT's opening weekend numbers.

  • Ronnie Campa
    Ronnie Campa 9 months ago

    People dress like micheal myers on halloween not Annabelle... Enough said... He's gonna slice the competition... This will be the begining of a future franchise

  • GMAN's Movie Zone
    GMAN's Movie Zone 9 months ago +1

    I don't think it will make over $100 million, but I have no doubt it will do great at the box office.

  • Rodrigo Bravo
    Rodrigo Bravo 9 months ago

    Definitely can makes that money

  • JoyfulGamer
    JoyfulGamer 9 months ago

    My guess is that Halloween will make $60-65 million opening weekend.

  • gule55
    gule55 9 months ago +1

    People are forgerting that Venom and A Star Is Born will be in theaters at that time and both movies could hurt Halloween opening, to top 100M you need the people who are not huge horror genre fans and those people could go to see the other two movies (even when both will be in their third weekend).

    • KingKissan
      KingKissan 9 months ago

      How in the world will A Star Is Born hurt Halloween when they have two totally different audiences?

    • Patrick McDaniel
      Patrick McDaniel 9 months ago +1

      There is two weeks between Venom and Halloween. That's plenty of time in between movies. Plus I'm skipping Venom and waiting for Blu-Ray for that movie. I'm more interested in the new Halloween than Venom. Also it'll be closer to Halloween (the holiday) when the movie comes out. Halloween has one of the biggest horror icons in it, is being released in October aka the month of Halloween AND the movie is set (mostly) on Halloween. Halloween setting alone should get butts in seats with Michael Myers himself being the second reason. And I'm sure by the time Halloween comes out, everyone will be in the mood for a horror movie. So they'll be going to see Halloween. And I think a lot of people will be seeing the movie (maybe seeing it again) on Halloween Day. So the holiday alone should help boost the movie's numbers and not have to worry about Venom. It'll be interesting though to see who comes out on top as the most successful movie of October though. Oh and I have no idea what A Star Is Born is about. Just from the title, sounds like a movie I'll skip altogether.

  • Jessie 992
    Jessie 992 9 months ago

    Not for it's opening weekend. If this movie hits 100 million for it's domestic total, then that's big news, only two horror slasher movies have made that much, the first two Scream movies 20 years ago.

  • Copeland231
    Copeland231 9 months ago

    If Transformers can clear 100 mil with that dumpster fire Last Knight then I’m sure a movie like this can easily hit that target.

    • Jessie 992
      Jessie 992 9 months ago +2

      Copeland231 No I'm not you idiot, nothing in my comment says that I am lol, one's an r rated slasher movie and the other is a huge mainstream blockbuster franchise, see, stupid to compare them.

    • Copeland231
      Copeland231 9 months ago +1

      Jessie 992 what? So I take it you’re a Transformers fan?

    • Jessie 992
      Jessie 992 9 months ago +3

      Two completely different movies, stupid to bring that up.

  • Alex James
    Alex James 9 months ago +1

    But John look at how successful IT was. I'm thinking around 85 million but depending on if the advertisement is good or not, I wouldn't be surprised if it hit 100 million

  • Gon Freecss
    Gon Freecss 9 months ago +2

    Isn’t that a lil much for a horror movie?

  • Tramaine Terrance
    Tramaine Terrance 9 months ago +13

    Either way, I'm gonna watch this film. Michael Myers is my boy and he's one of my favorite horror movie characters.

  • JS Wooten
    JS Wooten 9 months ago +20

    Michael Myers is a horror icon, in an apparently good movie. It's going to be huge, and everyone will be shocked.

  • IanNguyenDo
    IanNguyenDo 9 months ago

    I think 40mil is good. if word of mouth is good it can break 50.

  • Peter Grayson
    Peter Grayson 9 months ago +2

    It will be lucky if it gets more than 50 million+ it is impossible that halloween will make more than 60 million

  • Batman 1987
    Batman 1987 9 months ago +5

    44 to 55 million tops

  • Gaming In Frames
    Gaming In Frames 9 months ago +6

    Even though IT is R rated, IT and Stephen King have a big following. IT also capitalized on the clown craze, along with that young kids vibe going for it, especially coming off the success of Stranger Things.
    Friday the 13th (2009) opened to $40 million with bad reviews.
    As for Halloween, while I'd like it to hit the $100 million opening mark, I don't think it will. That being said, even though it's R rated, it's actually opening up close to halloween, so people will be in the mood, and It's getting rave reviews. Verdict, I think it'll bring in more cash than what it'll be tracking.

    • Alex James
      Alex James 9 months ago +1

      I think it'll be around 85 million. I wouldn't be surprised if it make 100 million. But only if the advertisement is as good as IT's was.

  • tom Phillips
    tom Phillips 9 months ago +12

    i say 80 million

  • SuperShanko
    SuperShanko 9 months ago +5

    I hope it does so it forces these studios to reinvigorate goddamn Freddy and Jason.
    Yes, I know, nothings original! Boo to remakes!
    But like Schnepp I’m being selfish and want new and vastly improved versions of these iconic folks.

    • SuperShanko
      SuperShanko 9 months ago

      Shaquille Shaw
      Yea, I know. I'm talking out loud. In a perfect world that movies success will force studios to get off their hands and make things work. If one studio can be uprooted and sold for billions then surely something this minor can be settled somehow.

    • SuperShanko
      SuperShanko 9 months ago

      Tim Walden
      Never said that again. Just want more out of these.

    • Shaquille Shaw
      Shaquille Shaw 9 months ago

      Not getting a F13th film until the lawsuit is done

    • Tim Walden
      Tim Walden 9 months ago

      Hated Freddy vs. Jason. I don't want any more.

  • BRG 0001
    BRG 0001 9 months ago

    $100m plus would be extraordinary. I dont see it happening.
    I honestly think $80m is the upper limit to this film, assuming it gets a great reception from everyone and the marketing makes a big impact in the run up to Halloween.
    That said, this film cost $10m to make (not inc marketing) so this film is definitely gonna make a huuuuuge profit.

  • Jeremy Fichaud
    Jeremy Fichaud 9 months ago +4

    Maybe 70+ if it goes absolutely nuts but I'm saying 40-50.

    • Jeremy Fichaud
      Jeremy Fichaud 9 months ago

      @Joseph Wells it's possible sure that's why I said 70+ if it goes nuts but that seems unlikely. Only 9 R rated movies in history have opened that high.

    • Joseph Wells
      Joseph Wells 9 months ago

      Jeremy Fichaud no it’s gonna make way more the. 40-50 I’m thinking 75-80 mill

  • Will Martinez
    Will Martinez 9 months ago +13

    $100 mill definitely seems a bit much, but I think it could definitely do about $60+

    • Joseph Wells
      Joseph Wells 9 months ago

      Will Martinez nah this will make money this is gonna be one of the best Halloween movies since the original.

  • Jamiil_2_Trill
    Jamiil_2_Trill 9 months ago +5

    Jamie came back in Halloween H20. Ressurection wasn't really her comeback.

  • eduardo torres
    eduardo torres 9 months ago +1

    Maybe $70M

  • Respected Knight
    Respected Knight 9 months ago +1

    If the marketing heats up and the reviews maintain and audiences like it I do think this’ll get close to one hundred right know I’m guessing 88 million

  • Jovany Marquez
    Jovany Marquez 9 months ago +1

    No way