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‘IT’ Has Now Made $700M Worldwide at the Box Office

‘IT’ Has Now Made $700M Worldwide at the Box Office

As we told you a few weeks back, New Line Cinema’s IT was going to pass $700M at the box office. It took a little longer than expected, but it’s now official. Pennywise’s return to the big screen has made $700M worldwide on a split from $327,481,748 domestic and $372,700,000 international. God damn.

IT was not only my personal selection for the best genre films of the year, but the Bloody Disgusting readers also voted the Stephen King adaptation as the best horror film of 2017.

In the 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.

The kids are better known as the Loser’s Club (Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor). Javier Botet played The Leper, and Nicholas Hamilton played Henry Bowers. The cast also includes Owen Teague, who plays bully Patrick Hocksetter.

[Review] IT Achieves Horror Greatness as Pennywise Becomes a Horror Icon for the Ages!

Andy Muschietti will return to direct the second chapter in the epic saga for New Line and Warner Bros., while Gary Dauberman (IT) has inked a deal to write the script.

Part two is about these characters 30 years later as adults,” Muschietti recently noted, “with flashbacks to 1989 when they were kids.”

What can you expect from the sequel? Here’s everything we know!

IT: Chapter Two will arrive in theaters on September 6, 2019.



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114 Comments
  • pablitonizer

    well, the number is insane! Its budget was u$s 35 million plus marketing…. I’m sure Cary Fukunaga must be crying in the corner

    • Saturn

      I’ve heard he is changing his name to Cary Fuck’sake!

  • DukeStKing

    IT 2 – Electric Bozoloo.

    • Saturn

      IT 2 : Electric Boogolosersclub,…

      • DukeStKing

        Ahhhhhhhh! Even better!

  • Demented Daniel

    It totally rocked. I watched It twice in two days. I’ll probably watch It again soon.

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      sarcasm? i duno it just didnt do anything for me. how do you get in right mood for it?

      • Demented Daniel

        I actually disliked it when we first started to watch it, and turned it off. The next day I started to watch it, and just loved it.

        • DJ sTikInsEkT

          then ill give it a second try

  • SpacemanSpliffz

    readers voted it the best horror film of 2017? ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      bet you thought it was fucking amazing

      • SpacemanSpliffz

        the joke ——————> •

        you ————————> •

  • DJ sTikInsEkT

    do I need to watch it again? It is one of those films where my own thoughts drowned out the movie as I lost interest and day dreamed and since watching it it hasn’t been in my mind almost like my brain is making me forget it like it did with leatherface 2017 its like i didnt even see it. do i need watch it again? this site keeps hyping it up.. i have a theory that the two web hosts of thissite got screeners though and props for promoting it yo=

    • REC03

      I was slightly underwhelmed the first time i saw this. So much better on repeat viewings.

      • DJ sTikInsEkT

        then ill give it a second tryxx

  • Dannyll Kaanan

    I guess I’m the only person that thinks this film is piece of shit garbage. It had good acting and the whole concept was good. But i felt i was seeing more of a comedy then a horror film & they also watered this film down with blood/gore. If your gunna make a film about a clown who eats and kills kids i expect more suspense and blood and gore. This was missed opportunity. Hope Part 2 is good

    • Necrogeddon666

      We’re the only two.

    • Rocky

      It was alright for what it was, but for me overall it was a let down. After the nasty start, itwent back to being mediocre at best.

    • Whatanidiotyouare

      It’s called an imagination… Blood and gore doesn’t make a horror movie. Go back and watch the original Texas Chain Saw. That movie is known as the most gory movie of all time but yet there is only a couple drops of blood in the whole thing. The human mind will imagine much worse things than anything they put on screen. Maybe you just don’t have one.

  • Necrogeddon666

    An overrated piece of cinematic garbage so bad that I yelled at the screen in a crowded theatre. The love this movie gets is incomprehensible.

    • Pulagatha

      What didn’t you like about the movie?

      • Necrogeddon666

        Quite a bit. Everything from the weak writing down to the way it was edited. I feel the movie’s biggest problem is it’s lack of focus on the bond between the kids, which in my opinion is what should have driven the movie. In the novel and even in the original film you see and feel their bond grow. You see them grow to trust each other despite the difficult lives of each one. You see them come together before they even realize anything supernatural is happening, but once they do they choose to be there for one another. This movie felt like it happened over the course of three days. The group dynamic in this one feels rushed and forced occuring more out of necessity, and fear as opposed to love, and friendship like it should have been. The focus of the remake was on Pennywise. Don’t get me wrong. He WAS fantastic. Easily the best part of the movie. But by that logic the Nightmare on Elm Street remake was good, because Haley played a good Freddy. It’s not enough. What do you think?

        • Dr.Megan

          I get you now. You’re part of “the book was better!” crowd.

          • Whatanidiotyouare

            Dr.Megan is apart of the listen to her hipster friends tell her whats horror and whats not crowd.

          • Necrogeddon666

            You get nothing. I would recommend the book to you, but there are some big words in it.

          • Dr.Megan

            That was a good comeback

        • Pulagatha

          I like the original a lot. Some of the cinematography in the new version was good. There’s an eighties cleaning up montage which seemed nice. One of the things I really liked about the original is the music by The Temptations and Curtis Mayfield, The Way You Do The Things You Do and Say It’s Alright. They did spend a lot of time on the nightmare sequences. In some ways it felt like an Elm Street movie and the original doesn’t. I think part of that is because of the opening sequence where Bill is putting the boat together and the opening of Nightmare On Elm Street 3 where Kristen is putting the house together. The creek scene seemed like a good moment of bonding between them. I think the orchestral score in the original was more memorable for the somber feel it was trying to convey. I think the original and the new version were done very well. I understand the criticism though.

        • Necro

          I agree it did feel rushed and crammed together.

    • Hardcore F’n Mudd

      Hate fuckers like you that ruin the cinema for other people.

      • Necrogeddon666

        Cinema is ruined for other people when tasteless fuckers like you pay good money to see shit films, and as a result encourage Hollywood to make more shit films.

        • Dr.Megan

          The Last Jedi was shit. IT was pretty good.

          • Necrogeddon666

            More proof that your taste is buried waste deep in your ass.

          • Dr.Megan

            Be nice, you are talking to a lady. 🙂

    • Cure4Humanity

      Ahh, the typical hipster who declares anything that’s popular is overrated simply because their feelings don’t align with others. Edgy indeed.

      • Necrogeddon666

        Negative. I declare anything that’s popular overrated when it sucks.

        • Dr.Megan

          You should declare yourself overrated then.

          • Whatanidiotyouare

            Dr.Megan, you already proved to us in a earlier post that your comments on horror don’t matter.

          • Dr.Megan

            Don’t be mean now, you are talking to a lady. 🙂

          • Necrogeddon666

            Thank you for the useless comment. As useless as your speculation as to why some people didn’t like the movie. Your logical ineptitude is comparable to an angsty 13 year old.

          • Dr.Megan

            Unfortunately I am a lot older than 13.

        • Cure4Humanity

          Saying it sucks is subjective at best. So my original point stands.

          • Necrogeddon666

            Your original point is subjective at best.

          • Cure4Humanity

            It’s not, as there was no opinion suggested in my response only observations based on your behavior. Perhaps you should take the time to look up the word subjective before you attempt to use it in a counterargument.

          • Necrogeddon666

            Says the “clever” individual that probably looked up the word to use the definition in his response. BTW your observations are subjective at best.

          • Cure4Humanity

            Yeah, or maybe I didn’t have to look up the word because I know how to properly use it already and don’t bandy it around like a fool who clearly doesn’t. Food for thought. I’m glad you think I’m clever though it must be fairly easy to impress you when it comes to wit. I’ve already explained to you why my observations aren’t subjective, do please try to keep up.

  • Dr.Megan

    It’s not for hardcore horror fans. It’s for Stephen King fans and for people who like a bit of horror with their thriller movie. My friends who are hardcore horror fans were bored or thought it was just okay. My friends who aren’t deep into horror loved it. I think the problem with the movie was a lot of people went in expecting lots of blood and gore but it’s more a psychological movie. The book is similar, but there is a good amount of gore and horror in the book. I will be there in the cinema for part 2.

    • DeathApeDisco

      I think there’s an issue with expectations here – even the book isn’t a horror as much as a story about fear, community and rottenness.

      • Dr.Megan

        Good point. Although there is a lot of horror there in the book. But people who like the Saw movies, etc. weren’t generally too pleased with IT. They’re never going to get enough gore and blood from a movie like this. Someone told me he would have liked the kids to be killed off one by one!

        • DeathApeDisco

          I… would worry about that person hahahaha

          • Dr.Megan

            He’s a great guy he just enjoys watching movie characters die like the dumb people who populate most horror movies.

        • Whatanidiotyouare

          Why does everyone think blood and guts is what makes it a horror movie? That’s so dumb. The original Texas Chain Saw literally has hardly any blood at all and its known as one of the best horror movies of all time.

          • Dr.Megan

            That’s actually a good point.. 🙂

      • Whatanidiotyouare

        HORROR – an intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust….. Soooo why is it not a horror movie? Please don’t say because there are no blood and guts because the original Texas Chainsaw is the definition of a horror movie but there are only like two scenes with trickles of blood.

        • DeathApeDisco

          I said it wasn’t a horror *as much as* it was another thing. That doesn’t mean it isn’t horror in any sense, it just means that the focus is *more* on something else. The focus of the book, and I’d say the film, too, is more the fear the children possess, and their overcoming of it, than it is about horrifying the audience. In the book, the things that stayed with me as the most horrific are the things humans do, that have clear links with the kinds of things that can and do happen in the real world. For the most part, in the children’s section, I felt like an observer of others’ fear rather than being particularly scared myself. Didn’t make it a less rich or intense experience, because I cared about those characters and I didn’t like to see them scared or tormented – that’s King’s genius.

    • Cure4Humanity

      I love horror, it is in fact my favorite genre of film. That being said, I also really enjoyed it. So your blanket statement is entirely incorrect. I’m also not really a Stephen King fan as I only like a handful of his books.

      • DeathApeDisco

        Would complete agree that I am a horror fan and also really enjoyed this film. *Hardcore horror fan* does indeed, here, seem like a misclassification of people who have a very narrow definition of what horror is.

    • Whatanidiotyouare

      Your friends are douche nozzle hipsters. It’s not how much gore is in a movie it’s how much the movie makes you think you see gore. People act like REAL horror is blood and guts but I would advise you to go back and watch the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It’s known as one of the most brutal gory movies of all time but yet there isn’t hardly any blood what so ever. Peoples imaginations are way worse than what any movie can make. Ask your “hardcore horror” friends what they think about that movie. Is it not a REAL horror movie. lmao.. Texas Chain Saw Massacre is the definition of a horror movie but yet… No blood or guts

      • Dr.Megan

        I can’t argue with you, you are right, I never thought of that!

        • Creepshow

          You’re no doctor.

          • Dr.Megan

            Actually…

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            if ur a doctor i need help my finger got all fat and i cant move it i punched computer screen after hearing about it’s success and i think i chipped a bone in my finger coz it has turned big and round in the middle and purple and i cant fist my hand and it hurts i think a bone chipped inside

  • Munchie Strikes Back

    Since the 1990 version was a TV miniseries, this isn’t really “Pennywise’s return to the big screen” now, is it?

    • Whatanidiotyouare

      HAHAHA!! Right!?!?!? I think that everytime I see someone say that. People don’t even remember the old one was on TV

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      no. he means they are putting IT in theater AGAIN. the new one. it finished its official worldwide release in theater and its going in theater again

      • Munchie Strikes Back

        Oh, ok, Mr. Insider.

        • DJ sTikInsEkT

          looked @ your profile. not only did you hide your comments but you got “asshole” written on it. my guess is you’re that Creepshow guy’s dummy troll account

  • Alexander Tracey

    I personally believe that this movie deserves all the merits it is getting. Very happy to hear it is reaching out to such a wide audience when it covers so many topics regarding adolescence, abuse, fears and growing up.

    I’m just sad that the article doesn’t mention “bill skarsgard” anywhere with the actors and crew. As Pennywise, he is the main reason this film works. It’s all on his shoulders and without the perfect delivery, it would not be the success it is today….aside from the direction, script, other actors etc BUT he’s the main reason you’re going to see it.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    I’m honestly kinda surprised it didn’t crack 1 billion worldwide. Felt like one of those juggernauts that would pull it off.

  • Azwethinkweiz

    Ehh. People can complain that they were let down by this flick all they want. Listen. I read the novel, I’ve seen the mini series several times….shit I even printed a map for Derry, Maine to re-establish my bearings before letting someone else read it for me in audio book form prior to this coming out. I’ll say this…..it hits certain points in the novel right on the head and it leaves alot….ALOT out. You can’t expect a movie to adapt something to this magnitude. It’s simply unacheaiveable. I will say that what they were able to accomplish was done well. It hits the right notes. As I’ve said before….anyone who judges IT by anything other than the novel is doing themselves a humongous disservice. Read the book. Seriously. As for this adaptation? It’s good. We all could ask for more and it could have been more. That’s for sure but the bottom line is that it is good. Anyone denying it is lying to themselves.

    • DeathApeDisco

      I completely agree, I really felt quite captivated by certain moments, the feel was right, and I thought it was a very, very impressive achievement. There were some plot changes I didn’t appreciate, but at the same time the mood and feel were superb, and I went in understanding, as you do, that it would be unachievable to take every element and put it in perfectly. They shaved off a couple too many edges for me, but I’m hoping they understand that, if anything, the second film will do even better if it is a little nastier – after all, adult life is even tougher, and the toll on these adults is even heavier.

    • Dannyll Kaanan

      Nope. It’s still a shit film for me.

  • Bloodspatta

    IT’s a fantastic film, albeit a bit too ‘Hollywood’ but for a bid budget mainstream horror flick it’s pretty nasty, especially in it’s treatment towards kids. I love the book and while there is stuff that has now been left out of both adaptations, this one got a lot right, not to mention the fantastic casting of The Losers.This is flick is this generations ‘Nightmare on Elm Street. Surreal supernatural horror at its finest.

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      what prop did they send u

  • Carl Chrystan

    Surely the second film won’t conclude the story and put an end to a cash cow like this. I’m almost certain they’ll string it along to at least another two (if studios can get three films out of The Hobbit, which has a considerably smaller page count than ‘The Shining’ then they can do it for this!) I also expect characters to be invented, or minor ones accentuated, with a view to some spin offs!

    • Cure4Humanity

      I was just thinking about this the other night. With all the success the film has had I’d be surprised if they didn’t decide to extend it to a trilogy. Realistically there’s enough material from the book that they could do it. But I think it would be dragged out to much if they do personally.

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      they will spin the clown off into other stuff lol or do a king shared universe

  • Necro

    $700 million?!!!!! Holy Fuck! Any chance it cracks $1 billion? Well I hope they have their shit together for part 2. Geez that’s an insane amount of pressure to have on your shoulders.

    • Whatanidiotyouare

      I hope they don’t make a part 2.. It will just ruin it.. Some movies are ok with just one. Like the Matrix for example.. The first movie alone is epic. When you add all the other ones it takes away from the first.

      • DJ sTikInsEkT

        part 2 is a big part of the story you numpty

      • DJ sTikInsEkT

        also its not technically part 2, its technically following whats happening they just couldnt make a 6 hour film to fill it all in

      • Necro

        Well I’m pretty sure it’s going to happen! I hear what you’re saying but the financial success alone pretty much sets it in stone they’ll be doing chapter 2.

  • VanessaDreadful

    700 million for a little r rated horror movie about a killer clown: well done Andy.

    • Whatanidiotyouare

      More like well done Stephen King..

      • VanessaDreadful

        That’s the problem with uncle Steve: it’s rarely thanks to him whether an adaptation of one of his stories works. He is and will probably always be my favorite writer, but his choices when it comes to who gets to adapt his stuff and how often suck: https://www.the-fanboy-perspective.com/adapting-king.html

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      it didnt feel r rated

      • VanessaDreadful

        That’s if you only think of r ratings in terms of gore and sex. With this film, it’s much more about themes and tone and the naturalistic language and behaviour of the kids.

  • John Ray

    I thought R rated horror films didn’t make money. How many PG-13 rated horror films have make this amount?

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      it was pg 13 as far as i am concernced. nothing stuck out as being r aated

      • John Ray

        This makes no sense, the movie is rated R and has R rated material, plenty of F bombs, a sequence where an entire room and a girl is soaked in blood, another girl is seen torn in two, a child’s arm is ripped off.

        • DJ sTikInsEkT

          oh ok im not from us so i assumed to be R it needs to be more brutal to me the lesser horrors youngsters go and watch like insdious and i assumed it falls in that category becaus i would walk past a street and 9 year olds would be talking about seeing it in cinema

        • MODOK

          There really weren’t that many true “R” moments. The most graphic parts of the movie easily could’ve been filmed or edited to keep a PG-13 rating and I doubt too many people would’ve cared.

          They didn’t turn out in droves because of the more “adult” rating or the promise of more gore, but because it’s based on a well-known IP, had excellent marketing and got solid reviews.

          It’s not about the choice between R and PG-13, it’s about the effort that goes into it. There’ve been plenty of really good PG-13 horror movies. If you’ve got a good script, director, actors, etc., PG-13 can be as captivating as anything else (unless you’re just purely looking for gore).

          But if you’re just making a piece of shit on a shoestring budget with a no-name director, then PG-13 is the safe bet. We consider lousy movies like Wish Upon or The Bye Bye Man to be bombs, but they actually made money because they’re cheap to produce and have a built-in audience of teens and young adults. An R-rating wouldn’t make those any better…they’d just be bloodier or have more boobs.

          • John Ray

            Last year more 13-17 year olds turned up to R rated horror movies more than any other genre so PG-13 doesn’t make sense. Putting in the R rated content would probably bring more teens in.

  • Whatanidiotyouare

    They will make a second one and ruin the whole thing. Should be left at one movie. Some movies don’t need a second one. It will just take away from this one. I don’t see Pennywise being a Freddy or Jason.. Just let this one be. It’s great with just one. Don’t ruin it like they did the Matrix.

    • Michael Josef Kappel

      Not sure if serious.

      • Fede

        He’s serious.

        • Michael Josef Kappel

          Well in that case…. @whatanidiotyouare you’re kind of an idiot lol

  • OneFootFriendly

    Maybe I’ll have to give this movie another try.
    But I was surprised at how bad the SFX looked.
    For something that apparently sweeping the nation and the whole world like it is.

    Not that SFX makes a movie, other then a terrible jj abrams movie, but they looked BAD.
    Like passable for back in the 90’s but jarring in 2017.

    Its not like its flying on its original concept or anything.
    Its a remake with iffy CGI.

  • Capt Sensible

    I read the book when it first came out and have seen the tv movie a few times. I loved this version. I thought, on its own, it’s fantastic. Can’t compare to the richness and detail of the book. My biggest issue was that there was, in my opinion, too much Pennywise. He’s in the movie so much that he kind of stops being scary. I don’t know if that was intentional. As the losers discover their power and his weakness he becomes less scary to them to a degree. He just started to feel somewhat powerless to me. All that being said I take the movie on its own and loved it. I can’t wait to see part 2

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      so much was missing but did u really wanna see the disturbing stuff happens 2 the kids i mean some disturbing shit happens to them

  • James

    I prefer the original IT, while this one was scarier, the original was written better, and did a better job of explaining things. This one felt rushed, and too much time was put into making it dark, designing a new Pennywise, and publicizing the flick.

    • What’s in the Box?

      The book is shallow, entertaining, disturbing, and leaves the unmistakable residue of a King work in the tangy crackling synapses of the gustatory cortex. The novel is candy. If people are too lazy to chew candy we shouldn’t be blending it up for them to drink visually.

      • DJ sTikInsEkT

        what’s in the box getting people to see a audio book recording would be tough though. unless lady gaga and vin disel read it out while a monster energy drink and an i-phone spun around on the screen then they would lol

        • What’s in the Box?

          Pitch that to Paramount and I believe you’ll earn yourself a three film contract with a potential prequel trilogy down the line.

  • I Am Colossus

    RETURN TO THE BIG SCREEN? The movie was rereleased?

    • Munchie Strikes Back

      No, it wasn’t.

  • DJ sTikInsEkT

    fuck this world my head should become the famous scene in Scanners.
    boring, over hyped film

    • xcalibrate ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Certainly over hyped. I thought it was watchable. I’d have been disappointed if I’d have paid to see it at the theatre.

      • DJ sTikInsEkT

        some say it gets better second time. well when im in mood one day i will give it ago i guess

    • Tyler McPherson

      Nah man, it’s a great movie. It’s not perfect, but it’s great.

  • Paul Lennon

    Return to the big screen? This article reminds me of another one where the writer refers to 2011 “the thing” as based on “the original the thing” from 1982. These writers need to at least get history correct so new, younger genre followers aren’t mislead.

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      he means the 2017 or 2016 it movie is gonna hit the theaters again after its initial release

      • Munchie Strikes Back

        Dude, you need to shut the fuck up. You are a total idiot.

        • DJ sTikInsEkT

          What? I was defending the owner of this site. What’s the issue? I said the writer probably meant that IT from 2016 or 2017 (i forgot) is going BACK into the theater. its out on Bluray now so usually when that happens the theater run ends. its going BACK to the big screen a second time. that rarely happens.

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