Halloween slays at box office, and Jamie Lee Curtis tweet goes viral

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was among those saluting the blood and gore flick star.

It’s the season for spooky motion pictures, and the new interpretation of awfulness great Halloween produced a beast $77.5 million opening end of the week. Star Jamie Curtis observed Sunday with what she called a “brag post.”

“Alright. I’m going for one BOAST post,” Curtis tweeted. “Greatest blood and guts film opening with a female lead. Greatest motion picture opening with a female lead more than 55. Second greatest October motion picture opening ever. Greatest Halloween opening ever.”

She hashtagged her tweet with #womengetthingsdone

By Monday morning, her tweet had been loved 136,000 times and retweeted 22,000 times. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was among thousands who remarked on Curtis’ post, stating, “Goodness!! F*ck yes!!! Increasing present expectations!”

The film, which was made for a generally little $10 million, trailed Venom for biggest October film industry opening. BoxOfficeMojo.com noticed that Halloween beat Venom on Friday, conveying the biggest October opening day ever with $33.2 million earned.

Curtis featured in the first 1978 film Halloween, an exemplary of the loathsomeness classification, and repeats her job as survivor Laurie Strode, as yet battling conceal executioner Michael Myers 40 years after the fact.



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