The film remake of the Stephen King book “It” topped the box office receipts with $117 million in domestic theaters.
The current film is the third incarnation of an “It” production. There was a film released in 1927 and a television mini series in 1990.
Along with topping the box office, “It” set several records for the largest amount in receipts for a September and a Fall release and it was the largest opening not only for an R rated horror film; but for any horror film.
It was estimated that “It” would bring in $120 to $125 million; it is thought that the powerful hurricane Irma stunted the possible take at the box office. Due to the storm 175 theaters were closed.
The film also brought in an additional $62 million in international box office receipts, bringing the total to $179 million.
The film “Home Again” came in second with only $9 million in box office receipts and “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” in third with less than $5 million. “Annabelle: Creation” and “Wind River” round out the top five.
“It” is the story of a group of children who band together to defeat a monster dressed as a clown begins hunting children.
“It” was directed by Andy Muschietti and stars Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Bill Skarsgard, Nicholas Hamilton, Belch Huggins, Victor Criss, Patrick Hockstetter, Jackson Robert Scott, Stephen Bogaert, and Stuart Hughes.
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