Halloween by the numbers
POSTED: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 11:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 11:04pm
CNN — Here's a look at Halloween by the numbers:
$8 billion: Total Halloween consumer spending expected for 2012.
71.5: Percent of Americans who plan on celebrating Halloween this year.
41 million: Potential trick-or-treaters ages 5-14.
$79.82: Amount Americans will spend on candy, costumes, and decorations.
25.9: Percent of Americans who said the economy could affect how much they end up spending on their Halloween gear and party plans this year.
46: Years since the premiere of the classic TV special, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!"
12.7: Percent of pets that will dress up like a pumpkin, the number one costume this year for scary cats and dogs.
9.5: Percent of adults who plan to be a witch this Halloween.
1,200: Estimated number of haunted houses (that charge admission!) in the United States.
12: "Friday the 13th" movies starring hockey-mask wearing bad guy Jason Voorhees. (10 Friday the 13ths, 1 Freddy vs Jason, and 1 remake of the original Friday the 13th.)
$410.6 million: Box office earnings of horror movies in 2011.
35 million: Pounds of candy corn produced each year, according to the National Confectioners Association.
11: Percent of respondents who told Gallup.com in 2006 they had objections to Halloween on religious grounds.