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“Halloween Kills,” the latest film in the horror franchise, grossed $4.85 million at the box office Thursday night.

According to time limitThe film was shown in 2,950 theaters before simultaneously debuting on NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock on Friday.


In 2018, the thriller, “Halloween” earned $253.5 million worldwide. “Kills” begins just as David Gordon Green’s “Halloween” ends.

Deputy Frank Hawkins (Will Patton) is bleeding from a wound in his neck. Michael Myers is burning in a basement and Jamie Lee Curtis’s Laurie Strode is on her way to the hospital in the back of a pickup truck that literally dares her with her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Alison (Andy Matichak).

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“Halloween Kills” attempts to reconnect the present with the past, often reflecting the events of 1978.

This is done via flashback to 1978, where a younger, more skittish deputy Hawkins (Thomas Mann) offers a chance to kill Michael, and by bringing back the minor characters who first escaped with his knife.

“Kills” also features the return of Kyle Richards, who has gone on to “Real Housewives” notoriety as Lindsay Wallace, and Nancy Stephens as Marion Chambers.

Michael Myers made the mask famous in the "Halloween" film franchise.

Tommy Doyle, the younger child of Laurie Babysat in 1978, is reintroduced and this time played by Anthony Michael Hall, who has a small support group visiting with his fellow survivors.

They gather at a dive bar on Halloween to remember and pay tribute to the victims, but their ritual is soon interrupted by breaking news: He is back and making his way through town. Tommy rallies to a vigilante crowd to make sure that “evil dies tonight.”

The next installment in the franchise, “Halloween Ends,” is due out next year.