It Proves To Be A MASSIVE Hit At The Box Office!

12 September 2017, 12:26 | Shawn Tate

It Proves To Be A MASSIVE Hit At The Box Office!

It Proves To Be A MASSIVE Hit At The Box Office!

IT also broke the record for largest September debut, previously held by Hotel Transylvania 2, which opened with $48.5 million in 2015; and became the biggest opening weekend by a horror or supernatural film - Paranormal Activity 3 took in $52.6 million in 2011. Summer tentpole numbers were posted on what historically has been one of the slowest weekends of the entire year.

Directed for New Line by Argentine filmmaker Andres Muschietti (Mama) and costing a modest $35 million to produce, It turned into a movie for all audiences and not just younger horror fans.

Although "It" has just been released, plans for a second film are already underway.

The remake of the Stephen King story is also a victor with critics, sitting now at 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, 70 percent on Metacritic and scoring a B+ Cinemascore. Box Office Mojo has the estimates, and the estimates are good for IT and basically nothing else because this movie overshadows the other nine on the list. Darren Aronofsky's mother! may have suddenly popped up out of nowhere in its publicity push, and it has quite the list of names in its cast, but it's also only opening at 2,500 theaters according to Mojo.

Undated film still handout from the 2017 adaptation of It.

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The Weinstein Co. followed with a pair of its titles. New totals are $25M and $15.9M, respectively.

"It's humbling when something performs behind your wildest expectations", says Warner Bros.

Outside the top 10, Spider-Man: Homecoming continues to show some long-term staying power. "The director made a fabulously compelling movie, our marketing just nailed it and the date was special". A handful of hits, like "Despicable Me 3" and Warner's "Wonder Woman", took most of the buzz. It is part of the popular "Conjuring" series of movies. Taking in an estimated $1.8M was Logan Lucky, down 59%, for a new cume of $25.4M.

The top ten films grossed an estimated $147.6M which was up a sharp 84% from a year ago when Sullyopened at number one with $35M; and up 81% from 2015 when The Perfect Guydebuted in the top spot with $25.9M.

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