New Line’s R-rated It: Chapter Two opened to $91 million domestically in a needed win for the film industry after a brutal August. And while the sequel didn’t match the record-shattering launch of the first film, it’s still the second-best horror start of all time and the second-biggest for the month of September behind It, as well as the top gross for an R-rated pic so far this year.
Overseas, the R-rated pic scared up $94 million from 75 markets for a global debut of $185 million, likewise the second best global launch for the genre behind the first film.
Internationally, It: Chapter Two performed on par with the 2017 title overall, while beating in 16 markets, including Russia. Mexico led with $10.2 million, followed by the U.K. ($9.4 million).
Domestically, the film came in 25 percent behind the $123.4 million debut of It over the same weekend in 2017.