HALLOWEEN KILLS Carves Up The Box Office With $50 Million Opening - Despite Day-And-Date Streaming Debut

Halloween Kills looks set to exceed all box office expectations with a very impressive $50 million domestic opening, despite releasing in theaters and on the Peacock streaming service simultaneously.

Halloween Kills is now playing in theaters and on Peacock, and David Gordon Green's horror sequel is exceeding all expectations at the domestic box office despite its day-and-date streaming debut.

Initial estimates for the Universal/Miramax release were between $30Ms-$40M, but Deadline reports that the gruesomely violent slasher is set to take in $50.16M, giving it one of the highest opening weekends of the pandemic era.

While Halloween 2018 proved to be a pleasant surprise for fans and critics alike, Kills has been a lot more divisive. Currently sitting at 38% on Rotten Tomatoes with a much better audience score of 78%, many feel Green and co. dropped the ball by delivering a run-of-the-mill middle chapter with very little genuine tension or suspense. This clearly hasn't deterred audiences from flocking to theaters to witness Michael Myers' latest rampage, but we might well see a significant second-week drop.

Have you guys been to see Halloween Kills on the big screen, or did you watch on Peacock? If you haven't checked it out yet, do you intend to? Let us know in the comments.

Minutes after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor. But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster. The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all. Evil dies tonight.

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