Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare.
Universal Pictures said Sunday that "Halloween" took in an estimated $77.5 million in ticket sales from North American theaters.
It captured first place at the box office with the second-highest horror opening of all time, behind last year's "It."
It also marked the second highest October opening ever behind "Venom's" $80.3 million launch earlier this month.
The studio also says it's the biggest movie opening ever with a female lead over 55, in star Jamie Lee Curtis.
David Gordon Green directed...