A Record Smashing Opening For Stephen King’s It
WINNIPEG, MB. — The box office bounced back this past weekend.
Stephen King’s It debuted to a massive $123.1-million haul.
The horror remake is also generating positive word-of-mouth reviews.
It opened in 4,103 theatres across North America and was the third biggest debut this year.
Only Beauty and The Beast and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had better opening weekends.
It has an unprecedented September opening, easily beating Hotel Transylvania 2’s $48.5-million set in 2015.
It’s also the best debut for a horror film, nearly double Paranormal Activity 3’s record $52.6-million set in 2011.
It cost $35-million to produce and has earned nearly $185-million globally in three days.
Reese Witherspoon’s Home Again was a distant second with $9-million over its opening weekend.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard rounded out the top three by falling two spaces after three weeks.
It earned $4.9-million.
The top 10 box office numbers from the weekend follow below:
|3||1||The Hitman’s Bodyguard||$4.9-million||4|
|10||9||The Emoji Movie||$1.1-million||7|
—Andrew McCrea, MyToba Movies
Photo – Warner Bros.