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Halloween (1978)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $47,000,000Details
International Box Office $23,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $70,000,000
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Movie Details

Production Budget:$325,000
Domestic Releases: October 17th, 1978 (Wide) by Compass International
Video Release: September 28th, 1999 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R
Franchise: Halloween
Comparisons: vs. Friday the 13th
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Keywords: Teenage Slasher, Babysitters
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

Leading Cast

   Dr. Samuel "Sam" Loomis
   Laurie Strode

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Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/12/20142620,376 425,909$122,052$3,344,993785
11/2/20142123,606 470,476$140,692$3,643,210788
10/18/2015258,001 555,007$40,258$4,279,257838
10/25/2015232,863-64% 557,870$19,297$4,298,555839
11/1/20152613,842+383% 571,712$149,905$4,448,460840
10/16/20162410,877 655,461$86,907$5,119,224890
10/23/20162615,612+44% 671,073$124,740$5,243,964891
10/30/20163014,443-7% 685,516$115,400$5,359,363892
10/1/2017306,834 756,576$44,831$5,808,221940
10/8/2017267,407+8% 763,983$43,060$5,851,281941
10/15/2017269,754+32% 773,737$56,289$5,907,570942
10/22/2017209,992+2% 783,729$55,356$5,962,926943
10/29/2017218,401-16% 792,130$41,921$6,004,847944

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/29/2013911,650 11,650$361,153$361,153731
10/6/2013164,351-63% 16,001$134,879$496,032732

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