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Box Office History for Halloween Movies

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Release DateMovieProduction
Box Office
Box Office
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  
Unknown Halloween Returns     $0 $0  
 Totals$83,325,000 $308,435,291$363,200,418 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Dec 18, 2007 Halloween $39,786,193   $39,786,193
Jan 12, 2010 Halloween 2 $9,251,262 $2,264,974 $11,516,236

Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.

For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.

We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.

Because sales figures are estimated based on sampling, they will be more accurate for higher-selling titles.

2014 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I

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. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 23rd, 2014

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, 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. More...

Note: This list contains actors who appeared in at least two movies in the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Box Office
Box Office
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.

PersonNr. of
Technical RoleFranchise
Box Office
Box Office
Bob Weinstein 4 Executive Producer (2)
Co-Executive Producer (2)
$208,728,641 $14,549,917,473 1.4%
Harvey Weinstein 4 Executive Producer (2)
Co-Executive Producer (2)
$208,728,641 $14,355,633,976 1.5%
Tyler Bates 2 Composer (2) $116,027,251 $4,390,860,496 2.6%
Rob Zombie 2 Director (2)
Screenwriter (2)
Music Supervisor (1)
$116,027,251 $206,624,792 56.2%
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%