ROB ZOMBIE's 'Halloween' Sequel Does Far Less Business Than Its Predecessor

Rob Zombie's fourth movie as a screenwriter and director, "Halloween II", grossed an estimated $17.4 million in its opening weekend, finishing in third place in the box office tally. It was beat out by "The Final Destination" and "Inglourious Basterds".

According to, The Weinstein Co. plans to release "Halloween 3" in 3-D next summer, said Bob Weinstein, who co-founded the company with brother Harvey. While Zombie will not be back to direct, the next sequel will pick up from his story and give a new twist on slasher Myers, Weinstein said.

"Halloween II" did far less business than Zombie's "Halloween", which opened at No. 1 with $30.6 million two years ago. But Weinstein noted that the sequel took in more than its $15 million production budget over opening weekend.

"It's like hitting a single or a double," Weinstein said. "There are going to be bigger ones like 'Inglourious Basterds', but for the Weinstein Co., we don't mind having two or three of these a year."

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