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Weekend Box Office: ‘It’ Scares Up Massive $117.2M U.S.

There is nothing clownish about New Line Cinema and Warner Bros.’ It, which grossed a massive $117.2 million from 4,103 theaters in its North American box office debut over the weekend. The horror film is also a hit overseas, launching to record $62 million from 46 markets for a global start of $179.2 million.

It shattered numerous records, including landing the biggest start ever for a horror pic and for a King adaptation. And it’s the biggest bow ever for the month of September, not to mention narrowly passing Spider-Man: Homecoming ($117 million) to score the third best domestic debut of the year so far behind Beauty and the Beast($174.8 million) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($146.2 million). The movie’s Friday take alone was bigger than the previous September crown holder, Hotel Transylvania 2, which pulled in $48.5 million for the three days.

Internationally, It also scored the biggest opening ever for a horror title, led by the U.K. ($12.3 million). Imax theaters turned in $10 million globally, including $7.2 million domestically.

Weekend Box Office:

3-Day Weekend Box Office Estimates – Source
WEEKEND CUME THEATERS WEEK
1. It $117.2M $117.2M 4,103 1
2. Home Again $9M $9M 2,940 1
3. The Hitman’s Bodyguard $4.9M $64.9M 3,322 4
4. Annabelle: Creation $4M $96.3M 3,003 5
5. Wind River $3.2M $25M 2,890 6
6. Leap! $2.5M $15.9M 2,691 3
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming $2.02M $327.7M 1,657 10
8. Dunkirk $2M $183.1M 2,110 8
9. Logan Lucky $1.8M $25.4M 2,167 4
10. The Emoji Movie $1M $82.5M 1,450 7

Never knew Horror movies can make this much money!:O

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