Jamie Lee Curtis Celebrates 'Women Getting Things Done' As 'Halloween' Breaks Records

"I'm going for one BOAST post."

The new Halloween movie broke box office records over the weekend, and the film's star Jamie Lee Curtis took notice. According to Variety, the sequel to the 1978 horror classic made $77.5 million in North America. That's the best opening of the franchise, the second-highest opening for an R-rated horror movie, and the second-highest October opening ever.


It was a also a major win for women on screen, breaking records for Curtis' best opening, as well as the highest openings for a female lead in a horror film and a female lead over 55 in any film.

On Sunday, Curtis took a moment to brag about these accomplishments in a post that would make Shonda Rhimes proud. "OK. I'm going for one BOAST post," Curtis wrote, going on to list the aforementioned records.

Curtis accompanied her post with a photo of her and her female co-stars Judy Greer and Andi Matichak, who play her daughter and granddaughter in the film. She added the hashtag #womengettingthingsdone. The post has already received more than 19,000 retweets.

The actress has been outspoken about the film's empowering themes for women. During San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, she shared that her character Laurie Strode would "take back her narrative" in the new installment. 

She also recently responded to criticism over her character's use of a gun in the film despite her real-life support of gun control. Curtis cleared up the issue in an interview earlier this month in which she spoke about Laurie's decision to defend her family, sharing, "I have always been proud to represent women who fight back and fight back with intelligence, cunning and creativity, and who fight for their lives and their families' lives."

(H/T: Mashable)

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