That would mark the second-best opening ever for a horror film behind the first It, which scored a record-shattering debut of $123.4 million over the same weekend in 2017, not adjusted for inflation.
Friday’s earnings will include $10.5 million in Thursday night previews. It: Chapter Two is playing in a total of 4,570 theaters, the widest location count ever for the month of September.
Overseas, the film is off to a strong start, grossing $16.5 million on Wednesday and Thursday. In several markets, including Russia ($2.1 million), it scored the top start of all time for a horror film.
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