Horror continues to be strong at the box office, and it's only fitting that Michael Myers' return is one of the biggest box office openings in October ever. According to Box Office Mojo, Halloween has the second largest October opening weekend of all time in the US with an estimated $77.5 million take. The box office record for an October opening weekend was recently set by Venom, which opened with $88.2 million.

On the international front, Halloween earned an estimated $14.3 million and will continue to open in countries around the world over the next few weeks. Halloween had an estimated production budget of $10 million, not including marketing costs, so this is a big win for Universal and Blumhouse.

To put this into perspective against more recent Halloween releases, Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007) had an opening weekend of $26.3 million and earned a total of $80 million dollars worldwide at the box office, while Rob Zombie's Halloween II opened in 2009 with $16.3 million and carried a production budget of $15 million.

With these kinds of numbers, it's safe to say that we'll continue to see more horror coming out of Universal and Blumhouse, and we'd be shocked if Michael Myers doesn't make another return to the big screen within the next few years.

To catch up on all of our Halloween coverage, including our reviews and interviews with the cast and crew, head over to our Halloween special features hub!