|Oct 17, 1978||Halloween||$325,000||$47,000,000||$70,000,000|
|Oct 30, 1981||Halloween II||$2,500,000||$7,676,836||$25,533,818||$25,533,818|
|Oct 22, 1982||Halloween 3: Season of the Witch||$2,500,000||$6,333,259||$14,400,000||$14,400,000|
|Oct 1, 1988||Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers||$5,000,000||$17,768,757||$17,768,757|
|Oct 13, 1989||Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers||$6,000,000||$5,093,428||$11,642,254||$11,642,254|
|Sep 29, 1995||Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers||$5,000,000||$7,308,529||$15,126,948||$15,126,948|
|Aug 5, 1998||Halloween: H2O||$17,000,000||$16,187,724||$55,041,738||$55,041,738|
|Jul 12, 2002||Halloween: Resurrection||$15,000,000||$12,292,121||$30,259,652||$37,659,652|
|Aug 31, 2007||Halloween||$15,000,000||$26,362,367||$58,269,151||$77,514,401|
|Aug 28, 2009||Halloween 2||$15,000,000||$16,349,565||$33,392,973||$38,512,850|
Box Office History for Halloween Movies
|Dec 18, 2007||Halloween||$39,786,193||$39,786,193|
|Jan 12, 2010||Halloween 2||$9,251,262||$2,264,974||$11,516,236|
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November 26th, 2014
This Thursday is Thanksgiving, which means this is Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and a ton of shopping. It also means the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. Over the next month, we will talk about TV on DVD releases, independent releases, foreign language releases, classics, etc. but this week we start with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. In some ways, this is better than last year, as there were a wider number of big releases that would make great gifts. However, in other ways it is much weaker. I can't think of a single big franchise box set that came out this year. There are some smaller ones, like the Halloween Box Set, but while the franchise has lasted ten installments and 30 years, how many can you really say are worth repeated viewing? Fortunately, there were plenty of great films to come out this year, starting with what is currently the biggest hit of the year.
September 23rd, 2014
This is both a great week on the home market, as well as an amazing week on the home market. There are by my count, at least a dozen releases that could be considered must haves or perfect Christmas gifts, which is great. What makes it amazing is the lack of filler. There are a couple of weak releases here and there, but the hit to miss ratio is as good as I can remember. The biggest release of the week, according to Amazon.com, is the Halloween Complete Collection, but it is not the best release. Contenders for Pick of the Week include a couple of limited releases: Ida - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray and We Are the Best! - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray. However, in the end I went with a TV on DVD release, Modern Family: Season Five - Buy from Amazon: DVD.
Note: This list contains actors who appeared in at least two movies in the franchise.
|Donald Pleasance||5||Dr. Samuel "Sam" Loomis||$140,071,777||$427,192,944||32.8%|
|Jamie Lee Curtis||4||Laurie Strode||$188,235,208||$1,606,826,380||11.7%|
|Danielle Harris||4||Jamie Lloyd||$145,438,262||$899,466,298||16.2%|
|Tyler Mane||2||Michael Myers||$116,027,251||$949,447,060||12.2%|
|Malcolm McDowell||2||Dr. Samuel Loomis||$116,027,251||$1,188,281,527||9.8%|
|Sheri Moon Zombie||2||Deborah Myers||$116,027,251||$168,678,898||68.8%|
|Scout Taylor-Compton||2||Laurie Strode||$116,027,251||$204,824,928||56.6%|
|Brad Dourif||2||Sheriff Lee Bracket||$116,027,251||$1,943,145,168||6.0%|
|Beau Starr||2||Sheriff Ben Meeker||$29,411,011||$788,872,052||3.7%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least two movies in the franchise.
Executive Producer (2)
Co-Executive Producer (2)
Executive Producer (2)
Co-Executive Producer (2)
|Tyler Bates||2||Composer (2)||$116,027,251||$4,390,860,496||2.6%|
Music Supervisor (1)
|Malek Akkad||2||Producer (2)||$38,512,850||$38,512,850||100.0%|
|Rick Rosenthal||2||Director (2)||$63,193,470||$95,728,599||66.0%|