Cast member and executive producer Jamie Lee Curtis poses at premiere for the film Halloween Kills. Reuters
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'Halloween Kills', David Gordon Green's slasher film starring Jamie Lee Curtis, is headed for the biggest pandemic-era earnings figure recorded by a horror flick or a movie opening simultaneously on the big screen and a streaming service.
Besting competition from Daniel Craig's swansong as Agent 007, 'No Time to Die', and Ridley Scott's historical epic, 'The Last Duel', 'Halloween Kills' earned $22.9 million on Friday from 3,705 theatres in North America, according to 'The Hollywood Reporter'.
It was well on its way to a projected $50 million weekend collection, thanks mainly to the enthusiastic response of young adult audiences. Till date, 'Godzilla vs Kong' boasts the biggest domestic box-office opening for a dual release ($31.6 million).
The competition -- 'No Time to Die' and 'The Last Duel', a critically acclaimed movie with Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer and Ben Affleck -- catering to older audiences clearly could not stand up against youth power. In the case of 'The Last Duel', moreover, historical movies are finding fewer takers.
The wildly popular franchise of 23 interconnected movies has ground to a halt along with the rest of the world as Covid-19 shuttered movie theaters, delaying "Black Widow" and other big-screen superhero sequels.
Disney's new "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" topped the North American box office for the weekend with an estimated take of $36 million despite falling far below the original 2014 film, an industry group reported Sunday.
"Terminator: Dark Fate" opened atop the North American box office this weekend with a take of $29 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said, but analysts said that figure fell far below expectations.
Expo 2020 Dubai wrote on Instagram, “We celebrated Latvia’s National Day at Expo 2020 Dubai today, where we were honoured to welcome His Excellency Egils Levits, President of Latvia, who attended a ceremony at Al Wasl Plaza with His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai.”
Shafi’s performance at the Expo 2020 Dubai would be her first major live act in nearly a year and a half. Fans from across the world once again have the chance to come together to enjoy Shafi’s powerful vocal performance and charismatic presence on stage.
The operetta featured a rendition of the poems of Emirati poet Maryam Al Naqbi by Fayez Al Saeed, Walid Al Jassem and Faisal Al Jassem, while a group of female students from Abdullah bin Al Mubarak school in Khorfakkan, performed a graceful dance in the background.