The final weekend of October 2018 cemented it as the highest grossing October of all time as Halloween, A Star is Born and Venom remained a strong top 3 while most of the new releases didn’t fare very well.
It couldn’t quite top Venom’s record-breaking October opening but Halloween took the second highest grossing October opening weekend record as well as the second-best R rated horror opening of all time and the best opening ever for the slasher genre.
Venom and A Star is Born held off all comers and remained in first and second place with strong second weekend performances.
Venom, despite poor reviews from critics, had a massive opening over the weekend, shattering the record for best October opening while the new A Star is Born also performed well beyond expectations in second place.
Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish topped the box office with their comedy Night School while Smallfoot and Hell Fest performed to expectations and The Nun became the highest grossing movie worldwide for The Conjuring franchise.
Eli Roth’s family-friendly spookfest The House With a Clock In Its Walls was the only bright spot in one of the worst performing weekends at the box office in 2018, taking #1 as the three other new releases failed spectacularly.
The Predator won a Pyrrhic victory at the box office over the weekend, taking #1 but also having the worst opening ever for a movie in over 4,000 theaters, taking that spot away from Tom Cruise’s The Mummy.
The Nun not only crushed every other entry in The Conjuring franchise as far as opening weekends, it also had the second highest September and R rated horror opening of all time, behind IT Chapter One.
Crazy Rich Asians held onto the top spot at the box office for the third week in a row as Summer 2018 came to a close over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Crazy Rich Asians remained on top of the box office for another weekend with one of the lowest drops ever between a first and second weekend while The Meg remains strong domestically and worldwide and the other new releases disappointed, if not outright bombed in the case of AXL.