'Halloween' Scares Up $8 Million In Previews, Expected $70m+ Weekend

Michael Myers is back in a BIG way in cinemas this weekend. The hype has been uncontrollable for weeks, and it looks like the new "Halloween" is going to scare up some serious dollars at the box office. Tracking for the movie, which is a direct sequel to the 1978 original, has been upped from $40 million to $50 million -- then to $60-65 million, and now all the way up to $70 million. 

The film premiered Thursday night in many theaters, and grossed $7.7 million in previews. For context, that is above "The Nun" ($5.4 million) but below "It" last year ($13.5 million). 

Deadline reports that the film is currently on track to gross around $75 million for the weekend, which is HUGE, considering no film in the franchise has even crossed that mark for its entire TOTAL. 

The movie is also currently fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, with an 80% score.

Have you seen it yet? Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think about Michael and Laurie Strode's return!

 

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