David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ becomes the highest grossing slasher film of all time
David Gordon Green’s Halloween is continuing to smash all Box Office records and has become the highest grossing slasher film of all time.
Here’s the film’s synopsis:
“It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. – but this time, she’s ready for him.”
With interest still high and thousands still making their way to the cinemas, Green’s Halloween has scooped $229.6 million (£174.54m) worldwide according to ticket receipts. The Blumhouse Productions film, distributed by Universal Pictures, has managed to reclaim top spot with its unprecedented success.
The victory is particularly sweet as 40 years ago, in 1978, John Carpenter’s iconic Halloween film held number one spot when it grossed £53million worldwide. However, that film was ousted by Wes Craven’s Scream movie which has been the most successful slasher feature film since it’s release in 1996.
Furthermore, the success of Green’s new project has managed to make the Halloween series the most profitable horror franchise of all time with an eye-watering sum of £579million recouped over the years. This tally takes it past Friday the 13th’s £574 million and A Nightmare on Elm Street’s £535 million.
Highest grossing slasher films of all time
1. Halloween (2018)
3. Scream 2
4. Scream 3
5. Freddy vs Jason
6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
7. I Know What You Did Last Summer
8. Friday the 13th (2009)
9. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
10. Halloween (2007)