Box Office: Stephen King’s ‘IT’ Narrowly Beats ‘Kingsman 2’

Stephen King It Pennywise Bill SkarsgardPennywise is proving to be as unkillable at the box office as he is in the movies, as Stephen King’s IT has returned to narrowly beat out Kingsman 2 and American Made in a close three-way race this weekend.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that the King adaptation took in an estimated $17.3 million this weekend, just a hair over the $17 million grossed by Kingsman: The Golden Circle and newcomer to the box office American Made.

While the final tally will not be available until Monday, most studios have different numbers for the films as to be expected. However, it cannot be denied that Stephen King’s IT is a phenomenon, grossing over $553.1 million through four weeks at the global box office.

The other new flick released this weekend, Sony’s Flatliners remake is poised to bring up the rear with a paltry $6.7 million take. It had been estimated to open at over $10 million.

The film stars Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Clown, Jaeden Lieberher as Bill Denbrough, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom, Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak, Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon, and Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris. Here’s the official synopsis:

Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel. A group of young kids face their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

IT is now playing.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

5 Reasons Why Static Shock Needs To Appear On The Big Screen

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Static ShockDC has a wide range of engaging and entertaining characters. In 1993, Static Shock ( more commonly known as Static) was brought onto the comics world under Milestone Comics, which was an independent affiliate of DC comics. He was created to be different from the other DC characters at the time and because of this, Static has gained notoriety over the years, including an extremely popular animated show that premiered in the early 2000s.

Ever since that show, new fans have latched on to Static as a character that carries a lot of weight. This increasing popularity over the years has led to rumors and speculations over his return to the screen, but none of them have panned out. His presence in either his own feature film or in a team-up movie would be a great thing to see, and there are several reasons why this needs to happen.

Here are 5 reasons why Static Shock needs to appear on the big screen. Click Next to continue.

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Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith

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