Details the biggest fans never noticed in the 'Halloween' movies

Halloween review – a slasher classic you just can't kill off

Halloween review – a slasher classic you just can't kill off

Interestingly, Jamie Lee Curtis chose to reprise her role as Laurie Strode, and Nick Castle - the original Michael Meyers - appeared in a cameo.

The movie sees Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role as Laurie Strode and picks up 40 years after the original.

Variety reports that Gordon Green's Halloween shattered the franchise opening record, previously held by the 2007 Rob Zombie reboot ($26 million), and is already the biggest-grossing Halloween movie of all time. Laurie runs out of bullets, forcing her and Michael to go at it armed with knives.

In high spirits after Halloween's box office success - the $US10 million ($14.1 million) film took a better-than-expected $US77.5 million before its Australian opening on Thursday - Curtis noted that it had the best opening weekend for a horror movie with a female star.

"Biggest horror movie opening with a female lead".

That strong three-day number gave the film the second-best opening ever for an October, trailing only Venom, which earlier this month booked an $80 million (Sh8.1 billion) debut.

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"I am enormously proud of this film", said producer Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions in a statement. Halloween also had the tenth best opening for an R-rated movie of any genre.

Reviews have been largely positive for the new installment, with an 80 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a B+ Cinema Score from audiences that were mostly older (59 percent over 25) and male (53 percent).

A Star is Born nabbed the No. 2 global spot, bringing its global gross to $74.7 million and shooting past the $200 million mark for its total worldwide tally.

Holding tight in second spot was Warner Bros musical drama A Star Is Born, with ticket sales of $19.1 million (Sh1.9 billion). Rounding out the top five is Universal's "First Man", which notched $8.5 million this weekend for a total of $30 million. That brings its North American tally to $28 million.

After hauling in $7.7 million on its preview night opening, Halloween was expected to bring in $45 to $55 million during its opening, but it smashed that expectation.

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