Pic has smashed record created by "The Transporter 2" for the biggest new release during Labor Day holiday weekend.
It appears that moviegoers' favors have moved to horror genre with the grand arrival of "Halloween", Dimension Films' re-imagining of the 1978 classic slasher flick
Beating out the rosiest predictions, the movie effortlessly took in a magnificent $30.6 million since its debut on Friday, August 31, 2007 to break record for a new release during the Labor Day holiday weekend previously set by "The Transporter 2" at $16.5 million two years ago.
The result thereby ends the two-week reign of teen comedy "Superbad" as the Judd Apatow-produced fared way lower at $15.9 million for the four-day period, ended Monday, September 3. Another newcomer, "Balls of Fury", came right behind after collecting $14.1 million followed by "The Bourne Ultimatum" and "Rush Hour 3" which scored respective tally of $13.4 million and $10.8 million to round out the big five of the weekend domestic box office list.
Comedic flick "Mr. Bean's Holiday" popped up next on the sixth spot, slipping two steps from its last-week position for only managing to pull $7.93 million this time. Also stumbled was "The Nanny Diaries" that made modest effort to add a handful of $6.57 million into its seventh place-feedbag in its second spin on the chart.
Meanwhile, the rest ranks up to the tenth went to vigilante thriller "Death Sentence" with $5.34 million, Phillip G. Atwell-directed "War" with $5.33 million, and fantasy feature "Stardust" with $4.14 million. Next ten positions on the list can be viewed through U.S. Box Office section at AceShowBiz.