Horror film ‘Smile’ beams on top of the box office with $22 million haul

Moviegoers kicked off October choosing horror movies over romantic comedies.

Paramount's "Smile" topped the North American charts on Sunday

Billy Eichner's romantic comedy "Brothers,"

Bros" opened with an estimated $4.

8 million, coming in fourth behind "Don't Worry Darling"

But the opening weekend probably isn't the last word in "Bros" or "Smile.

Audiences for horror movies are generally one-sided and tend