Stephen King horror remake It tops United Kingdom film box office

Stephen King horror remake It tops United Kingdom film box office

Stephen King horror remake It tops United Kingdom film box office

If word of mouth is good (and it certainly seems that it is), then IT could have a good chance of coming out of this as the highest grossing horror film of all time.

Over 4,103 theaters across all of North America this weekend, It has taken in a grand total of $117.2 million, setting the horror genre opening weekend record and BLOWING AWAY all of its first-week opener competition! It, a new adaptation of the fantastic Stephen King book after the movie cult of the 90s, has dominated the u.s. box office for its output.

Find out more about the It box office below.

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With a budget of 35 million, and a few dozen extra for the marketing, It is therefore already a success for Warner and New Line.

Not only does It have an impressive 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is a solid score for a horror movie, but the movie is on track to land the largest opening weekend at the box office for any horror movie.

Crushing every industry expectation in its path, the horror film Itopened to an earth-shattering $117.2M demolishing records along the way and proving once again that when audiences are excited for a certain movie, they will come out in massive numbers no matter what month it is. The next closest finisher is The Hitman's Bodyguard, at just beyond 3,300 theaters. It's also the biggest opening weekend from a horror film beating out previous record-holder 2011's Paranormal Activity 3 with its $52.6 million. Before that, there was Hotel Transylvania 2 at $48.5 million. Warner Bros. hopes to release the sequel in the fall of 2019. The worldwide sum hit $495.3M while the global gross rose to $823M passing the $816.3M of Wonder Woman in the process.

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. It is part of the popular "Conjuring" series of movies.

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