Despite the buzz of Halloween season drifting into theatres this weekend the overall box office totals still saw a 4% decline after bringing home $12.24m.
In the theme of the holiday season, two spooky films have made their way into the top five. The appropriately titled Halloween debuted in second spot, while the more family-friendly Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween marked its first week in third place.
The two films to drop out of the top five this week were Ladies in Black, which has made $10.8m over six weeks, and Bad Times at the El Royale, which has generated $2.60m after three weeks.
#1 A Star Is Born $5.04m
Producing another strong effort in its second weekend in theatres after only a 17% decline, the re-make of the 1976 Barbra Streisand film starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper has generated an average of $12,865 across 389 screens.
#2 Halloween $2.77m
The eleventh film in the Halloween series and a direct sequel to the 1978 original, featuring Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle in their original roles, produced a strong average of $6,327 after debuting on 439 screens.
#3 Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween $1,04m
Based on the novels by R.L Stein and the sequel to the 2015 film has Jack Black returning (voice only) with a new set of teen actors in Jeremy Ray Taylor, Madison Iseman, and Caleel Harris. Taking advantage of the Halloween weekend the family-friendly movie made an average of $4,032 on 260 screens.
#4 Venom $978,415
Dropping to fourth spot in its fourth week in cinemas, the Sony produced Marvel film has brought its overall total past 20 million as it had an average of $2,903 across 337 screens.
#5 First Man $568,774
The biopic of Neil Armstrong has kept its spot in the top five after three weeks despite a 49% drop off in revenue. It generated $1,909 on 298 screens.