‘It’ Final Box Office Clears Record-Shattering $123M In U.S. Bow, Global Totals Now At $185M

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It is a hit of even bigger than estimated. Final weekend numbers show the supernatural horror film clearing $123.1 million in its North American debut for New Line and Warner Bros. That’s ahead of Sunday morning’s record-breaking estimate of $117.2 million.

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Warners was rightly cautious in its modeling because of Hurricane Irma in Florida and the commencement of the Sunday NFL broadcast season. Overseas, It also wowed with a $62 million launch from 46 markets.

 

The film adaptation of Stephen King’s  novel about a group of misfit kids in the 1980s who battle the demonic Pennywise the Dancing Clown is a needed win for Hollywood and theater owners after a difficult summer that saw attendance fall to a 25-year low and revenue plummet by 15 percent.

 

It broke numerous records, including speeding past Paranormal Activity 3 ($52.6 million) to land the biggest horror opening. It also marks a best for a King adaptation, and is the biggest September debut of all time, eclipsing Hotel Transylvania 2 ($48.5 million).

 

With a film that only cost $35M to make, the film has wrecked previous records.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: Warner Bros.
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