Andy Muschietti’s IT continues to shatter records following its second weekend at US and UK theaters, even besting Darren Aronofsky’s hotly-anticipated mother! The story of terrorized teens banding together against a supernatural entity is being lauded as the best horror movie of 2017—or perhaps even the 21st Century so far. IT’s success is of both the critical and financial nature.
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The film added another $60M to its overall gross, bringing the total haul to a whopping $200M—and that’s just at the time of this posting. By the time you read this, the film’s profits may have already jumped again significantly!
Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema‘s It continued to make history in its second weekend, declining a scant 51 percent to $60 million from 4,103 theaters, the biggest sophomore outing ever for a horror title. The pic is the latest commercial horror title to prosper following Annabelle: Creation, Get Out and Split in a huge boost for the genre.
It has already achieved numerous milestones. In its first 10 days, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel has earned $218.7 million domestically, passing Get Out ($175.5 million) to become the No. 2 R-rated horror film of all time behind 1973’s The Exorcist, not accounting for inflation. And it’s already the top-grossing September release in history. At this pace, It will finish its North American run with north of $300 million.
If you haven’t seen IT for yourself yet, what are you waiting for? Check out the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, neighborhood kids band together to square off against Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
In addition to Skarsgård and Jacobs, IT stars Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Nicholas Hamilton.