'It' Movie Shakes Box Office: 'Massive, Record Breaking' Weekend Opening

Andres Muschietti

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.

It, the New Line/Warner Bros. adaptation of Stephen King's classic novel, is expected to end its opening weekend with $117.2 million at the box office. Soon, it will be the only August 2017 release that will reach $100 million at the domestic box office. Hell, horror movies don't do this type of business, regardless of rating. Like a juggernaut, this horror film is cutting through the competition like a hot knife through cheese.

Lionsgate's action comedy film "The Hitman's Bodyguard" dropped to third place with an estimated 4.85 million US dollars after a three-week lead at the gloomy North American box office.

Overseas movie fans are also feeling the heat as It grossed an estimated $62M this weekend from 46 worldwide markets led by $12.3M in the U.K. Key markets like Mexico and Germany are still to come so a global run into the $500M club is certainly possible for this pop culture phenomenon.

The prior year, Warner assigned oversight of "It" to its New Line Cinema unit.

"It" also opened well overseas, grossing $62 million in 46 markets and posting the highest ever horror openings in the U.K., Brazil, Russia and Australia.

Next was another Warner Bros. horror film, "Annabelle: Creation", which took in $4 million. It likes to prey upon innocent people and most frequently children.

While the book was set in the 1950s, the movie takes place in the 1980s and nostalgia for that era among adults may have also increased its appeal. 65% of the audience for "It" was over 25, according to exit polls.

Hollywood's forgettable summer is over, and the first big fall release opened with a "massive and record breaking" box office total for "It".

Dunkirk dropped 55% to an estimated $2M putting Warner Bros.at $183.1M. It is part of the popular "Conjuring" series of movies.

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