Halloween Ends might be releasing simultaneously in theaters and on Peacock, but that doesn’t look to be hurting its box office potential. Current estimates have Halloween Ends looking at a healthy $50 million to $55 million opening weekend. Should those numbers hold, Halloween Ends will be the first movie to earn over $50 million in its opening weekend since July’s Thor: Love and Thunder.
The film’s predecessor, Halloween Kills, also released simultaneously in theaters and on Peacock, and that film managed to secure a $49 million opening last October. That was an impressive feat on its own in the midst of a Pandemic. Ends, however, looks ready to benefit from monopolizing the Imax and other premium large formats. While Halloween Ends looks to overtake Kills, it’s doubtful it’ll surpass 2018’s Halloween which pulled in $77 during its opening weekend. Working in that film’s favor was the fact that it was released exclusively in theaters during a COVID-free time.
Halloween Ends is directed by David Gordon Green and stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, Kyle Richards, and Rohan Campbell. The movie hits theaters on Friday, October 14th.