Movie Theaters Got the October Box Office Boost That They Needed

Multiple blockbusters pushed the month’s total to $638 million, reaching the lower end of recent pre-pandemic grosses for the month

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Amid the ups and downs of a box office still recovering from pandemic shutdowns, October has brought the jolt to movie theaters that the film industry has craved, as Comscore reports that North American grosses for the month rose to a pandemic-best $638 million.

While that’s short of the heights seen in 2018 and 2019, last month’s domestic ticket sales topped the lackluster 2017 total of $569 million and finished just shy of 2016’s $658 million total grosses, according to Comscore.

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Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • • Twitter: @jeremyfuster