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Laurie Strode is back, and it’s like she never left. Over the weekend, the new Halloween sequel, starring Jamie Lee Curtis—once again playing the role that made her an iconic scream queen—dominated the box office with $77.5 million in ticket sales. Directed by David Gordon Green, the film also notched a few (admittedly hyper-specific) records in the process—including the best horror opening for a film with a female lead and the biggest debut for a film with a female lead over 55 years old. It was also the second-best start for an R-rated horror film (trailing behind last year’s It reboot), and the second-highest opening in October history—trailing just a few million behind this month’s Venom. Curtis celebrated the win by listing out the film’s achievements in a boastful tweet with the hashtag “#womengetthingsdone.” She also shared a photo in which she posed with co-stars Judy Greer and Andi Matichak.

Laurie Strode is back, and it’s like she never left. Over the weekend, the new Halloween sequel, starring Jamie Lee Curtis—once again playing the role that made her an iconic scream queen—dominated the box office with $77.5 million in ticket sales. Directed by David Gordon Green, the film also notched a few (admittedly hyper-specific) records in the process—including the best horror opening for a film with a female lead and the biggest debut for a film with a female lead over 55 years old. It was also the second-best start for an R-rated horror film (trailing behind last year’s It reboot), and the second-highest opening in October history—trailing just a few million behind this month’s Venom. Curtis celebrated the win by listing out the film’s achievements in a boastful tweet with the hashtag “#womengetthingsdone.” She also shared a photo in which she posed with co-stars Judy Greer and Andi Matichak.

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