(AFP) – Soon Halloween and it is an eponymous film which finds itself at the top of the North American box office this weekend: “Halloween Kills” harvest more than 50 million dollars for its launch, according to provisional estimates by the specialist firm Exhibitor Relations published on Sunday.
This is the best performance for a horror film when it was released during the pandemic, ahead of “Without a noise 2” (47,5 millions). And this although the film was released simultaneously on the Peacock streaming platform.
“Halloween Kills”, sequel to “Halloween” by 2018, again stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode opposite Nick Castle (the horrible Michael Myers).
Second at the box office, in marked decrease compared to last week, the last James Bond, “Die can wait” with 18, 3 million. This will be Daniel Craig’s final participation in the famous British spy saga.
“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is third with 16,5 millions. Tom Hardy plays investigative journalist Eddie Brock, whose symbiotic link with an alien called Venom gives him superpowers.
In fourth position, we find “The Family Addams 2 “, which raises $ 7.2 million.
And fifth, Ridley Scott’s” The Last Duel “with $ 4.8 million. Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Ben Affleck star in this movie set in 10 th century.
Here is the rest of the Top 10:
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (3.5 million)
“Free Guy” (680. 000 dollars)
“Lamb” ( 543. 000 dollars)
“Candyman” (460. 000 dollars)
“Dear Evan Hansen” (59. 000)