While Halloween franchise antagonist Michael Myers might be the one doing the majority of killing on screen, Jamie Lee Curtis is the one KILLING IT (all caps, totes necessary) at the box office.
Reprising her iconic role as Laurie Strode for the fifth time, seminal scream queen and Scream Queens actress, Jamie Lee Curtis, broke no less than three box office records over the weekend with the latest incarnation of Halloween (2018).
According to Variety, Halloween raked in a whopping $77.5 million during opening weekend, making it the biggest Halloween opening of all time (Rob Zombie’s 2007 reboot, which brought in $26 million, previously held the record).
This eleventh installment in the series also rates as the biggest horror movie opening with a female lead, as well as the biggest debut ever with a female lead over 55. It is also the second biggest October movie opening ever.
Curtis had no qualms about owning her wins, announcing the news on Twitter:
OK. I’m going for one BOAST post. Biggest horror movie opening with a female lead.
Biggest movie opening with a female lead over 55.
Second biggest October movie opening ever.
Biggest Halloween opening ever #womengetthingsdone @halloweenmovie pic.twitter.com/DhUBy82z3U
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) October 21, 2018
Fans were happy to congratulate Curtis and celebrate the win:
Boast away!! It’s about damn time. ❤️
— Diandra (@SassySledgehmmr) October 21, 2018
— Toby Huss (@tobyhuss) October 21, 2018
Grats indeed over 55 and still kicking there butt rawr keep it rolling babe
— Lord Comet (@LordComet) October 22, 2018
Strut on Jamie while we all throw confetti on your shoulders
— Michele Norris (@michele_norris) October 22, 2018
— V a n e s s a C a r l t o n (@VanessaCarlton) October 21, 2018
Yeah but you’re awesome. That’s cheating
— Captain of the Dead Sexy (@RealFPJr) October 22, 2018
Even the former number one professional tennis player in the world, Billie Jean King, had some kind words:
You are a rockstar! Congratulations!
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) October 22, 2018
Commenters are excited to see the movie:
Can’t wait to see this!
— Dazpire (@daz_black) October 21, 2018
it’s so good saw it tonight
— olivia (@babyfacedliv) October 21, 2018
Jamie Lee Curtis still looks outstanding. I need to see this.
— Rob Saenz (@shidoshirob) October 22, 2018
DO IT! I loved it.
— Scarina's Vault (@ScarinasVault) October 22, 2018
I saw it twice and I’ll see it again this week
— Adam ☀️ (@Mastergug) October 21, 2018
Congratulations to Jamie Lee and everyone involved!