Numbers for New Line Cinema’s IT continue to float.
Early tracking expected a $50 million opening for the Stephen King adaptation, then $65m, before reports said it could actually hit as high as $85m. After a record-breaking Friday night, $100m was all but guaranteed, and even then nobody anticipated the whopping $117m it was estimated to have made early yesterday morning. Guess what? That was just an estimate. New reports indicate that IT actually pulled in north of $123 million over the course of this weekend. Not only is IT a horror film but it’s also R-rated, making this one of the biggest success stories in the history of cinema. It has shown that genre fans are getting sick of fast food horror and are ready to be taken seriously. It’s time that studios invest in us as well as their superhero franchises.
$123 million. Holy shit. We’ll update this with any new numbers that come in later today.
Pennywise was played by Bill Skarsgard (read our interview) with the Losers’ Club including Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor.
In Andy Muschiett’s film, “A group of young kids face their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.”
Javier Botet plays The Leper, and Nicholas Hamilton plays Henry Bowers. The cast also includes Owen Teague, who plays bully Patrick Hocksetter.