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Halloween earns $2.777m at weekend box office, but is unable to topple A Star Is Born

The 11th instalment of the Halloween film series and Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween went head to head at the weekend box office, but neither were able to attract earnings as large as A Star is Born.

In the lead up to October 31, ‘Halloween’ entered the box office, making $2.777m on its first weekend across 439 screens. The film is the 11th instalment in the Halloween film series and a direct sequel to the 1978 film.

At the same time, Sony’s Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween ran across 260 screens and made $1.048m on the weekend. The horror comedy is directed by Ari Sandel and is based on the children’s horror books of the same name. It follows the lives of two young boys, who accidentally release the Goosebumps monsters in their town.

However A Star is Born topped the weekend box office for the second consecutive week, adding another $5m to its earnings.

The film stars Lady Gaga and is directed and produced by actor Bradley Cooper.

According to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia report, A Star is Born ran over 389 screens on the weekend, compared to 537 screens the week prior. In total, the film has made $14.121m. On its first weekend, A Star is Born made more than $6m.

The film also made more than Venom and First Man, which achieved weekend earnings of $978,415 and $568,774 respectively. Since its premiere, Venom has made $20.318m while First Man has achieved $5.086m.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Star Is Born, A (Wb) $5,004,675 389 $14,121,555
Halloween (Universal) $2,777,391 439 $2,817,126
Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween (Sony) $1,048,360 260 $1,990,589
Venom (Sony) $978,415 337 $20,318,090
First Man (Universal) $568,774 298 $5,086,377
Ladies In Black (Sony) $348,453 285 $10,891,179
Bad Times At The El Royale (Fox) $237,998 224 $2,600,829
Johnny English Strikes Again (Universal) $190,296 179 $13,023,080
Smallfoot (Wb) $145,010 187 $12,704,497
Badhaai Ho (Forum Films) $144,302 20 $517,606
Beautiful Boy (Transmission) $122,641 71 $131,300
Paw Patrol Mighty Pups: The Movie (Paramount) $115,349 180 $2,271,352
Night School (Universal) $92,018 88 $5,560,443
Crazy Rich Asians (Wb) $91,367 85 $24,084,552
A Simple Favour (Roadshow) $81,706 95 $9,784,260
Christopher Robin (Disney) $67,865 108 $9,251,256
The House With A Clock In Its Walls (Eone) $64,453 131 $6,885,650
Colette (Transmission) $33,139 7 $34,153
Ghost Stories (Icon) $30,897 48 $42,642
Project Gutenberg (Magnum) $26,831 9 $517,774
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