Stephen King’s IT is making history at the September box office. In week two, the horror flick pulled in $60 million, the biggest second weekend ever for a horror film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this is just one of several records the King adaptation is breaking. After only 10 days in release, the film has earned $218.7 million domestically, which passes fellow 2017 horror film Get Out ($175.5 million) to become the second highest grossing R-rated horror film of all time behind The Exorcist.
Should the highest grossing September release continue its current pace, Stephen King’s IT will finish its domestic run with a take of $300 million plus.
In overseas markets, IT has grossed $60.3 million in its second weekend for a grand total of $152.6 million and $371.3 million worldwide gross, a huge win considering the film only had a $35 million budget.
In other box office news, Darren Aronofsky’s mother! grossed a meager $12.3 million, the lowest debut of Jennifer Lawrence’s career. It appears to be destined to flop, as the psychological thriller had a $30 million budget. Second place finisher this weekend American Assassin brought in $14.8 million, comparable to Lionsgate’s fellow action hit John Wick.
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.
Directed by Andy Muschietti, the film stars Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Olef, Jack Grazer, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, and Bill Skarsgård.
Stephen King’s IT is now showing in theaters everywhere.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
7 Movies Still Worth Catching In Theaters In 2017
The summer movie season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing films still coming out this year! It just opened the fall box office with a bang, earning the highest opening for a horror film, and there are quite a few films set to follow its lead. The holiday season in particular is always a great time for movies, with Oscar contenders and big-budget family-friendly movies being released simultaneously.
Of course, the movies on this list aren’t the only films coming out this year — they’re just some of the ones with the biggest marketing budget, making it easier for people to know they are coming out soon. So, if none of these movies seem interesting to you, do a little research and see if there are any great independent or foreign films coming to your local theaters!
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