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‘IT’ Breaks More Records With One of the Biggest Second Weekends in History

We expected Andy Muschietti’s IT to make a killing at the box office and probably even shatter a couple records, but the film has FAR surpassed even wildest expectations.

Last weekend, IT broke several box office records, raking in an incredible $123.4 million here in the States and giving it the highest grossing opening weekend ever for September and also ever for a horror movie. How about the second weekend, you may be wondering?

The numbers are in and… holy shit.

In its second weekend at the domestic box office, IT dropped just 51% and pulled in another $60 million, which is more than most expected it to make in its *first* weekend! It probably goes without saying that it’s now also the record holder for second best weekend for a horror film. Hell, it’s one of the top second weekends for any film.

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As for the month of September, IT has just smashed the record for highest grossing September release of all time… in just its first 2 weekends of release.

IT‘s 10-day domestic total is now $218.7 million, totally unheard of for a horror movie and incredibly rare for rated-R movies in general. In fact, even when you adjust the numbers of past rated-R films for inflation, IT‘s total box office take is already one of the biggest in history for a rated-R film.

Worldwide, IT has now made a staggering $371 million.

Honestly, it’s becoming hard to even keep track of the box office records IT is breaking. And we expect that its dominance is not going to slow down anytime soon.



  • Munchie

    Is this the one with Reese Witherspoon?

    • King Jordyn

      Yeah. lmaooo

    • zombie84_41

      I think Tonya Harding played in this, not Reese Witherspoon.

  • Khy

    This movie has been in develolement hell since 2004 back when it was first going to be made as another miniseries by Peter Filardi on TNT and then changed hands to the Syfy channel (Where it was planned to be told from Beverly’s perspective)for a while and then to New Line.

    13 years and it finally can be said that it was all worth it. Ha.

    • zombie84_41

      Seriously. See sometimes its good that movies sit in the developement hell. Now we need a damn R rated HALO movie.

    • James

      It was. Thank god it was better than dark tower.

  • MeeGhoulz

    How much the movie budget was? Includind advertising.

    • Trash Patch

      Could not say as far as the advertising was concerned, but the official estimated production budget was thirty-five million.

      • MeeGhoulz

        I like how a low budget movie can draw this much attention, was watching the latest Phantasm movie (Ravager) and was really nice to see how it end up despite its budget… like if the money invested automatically would make all the difference. Can’t remember the last Holllywood blockbuster I saw… they are all so “more of the same”.

    • Necro

      $35 million, including advertising. That’s according to the website I looked at.

      • Tetra-Gramaton-Cleric

        That was the production budget, not the advertising budget. Studios don’t typically reveal how much they spend advertising but it can actually be in excess of the production budget.

        It doesn’t matter though; the film is making them serious money.

        • zombie84_41

          Yeah its making more than they could of ever expected.

        • Necro

          Hell yeah it is!

      • MeeGhoulz

        Not bad. The film already paid itself nicely!

        • Necro

          Very true!

  • dukeblues

    The movie was not that good, but then again a lot of movies like that make money. Go figure

    • Ima Badlady

      What didn’t you like about it? Just curious.

      • The Night King

        Like the original tv version, it’s a heavily edited and altered version of the story. Like Stranger Things, people are just so hungry for something new that they are acting like it’s a cinematic masterpiece. It’s not a horrible movie, It’s just not as good as people are saying it is.

        • zombie84_41

          But honestly how can you make a true version of the story though. They couldn’t add any of the really fucked up stuff into it. LOL I don’t think people want to see a preteen orgy.

          • The Night King

            You do it as a ten episode or more series for cable. You still wouldn’t be able fit the entire story in but five eps dedicated to the kids and five dedicated the adults is more fitting. IT was about many things, not just a few scary parts.

          • zombie84_41

            Yeah they could of done it like that. but I heard they might make alot more movies I hope so

        • boxcar182

          You have to stop expecting to get a page by page reflection of the book onto the big screen. This is an adaptation, it’s taking source material and molding it into its own thing to fit within a timeframe of a movie.

          The book was about 1600 pages long and contained side stories that just added more context but wasn’t really all that necessary.

          I say IT did a good job capturing that child-like friendship (the teasing, goofing around) that the book had and also delivered on the eerie, disturbing horror that was also present in the book.

          • The Night King

            Nobody expects a page by page reflection of the book. But 1600 pages is too much story to cram into four hours and still call it an honest film adaption. Once again, IT was about many, many things, not just a collection of jump scares. Next time you go to a restaurant and order a burger and fries, have them bring you one quarter of a burger and four or five fries and see how you react.

          • boxcar182

            That is the worse analogy I’ve heard. If I am looking at the menu and it says “hamburger” and I get one quarter of a burger of course I’d be pissed because it wasn’t advertised like that. This movie gives a run time up front and if your knowledge and intelligence is up to par you will know what you’re getting yourself into. You have to keep your expectations in line.

          • The Night King

            There’s a fine line between cutting out some book content for time and
            taking eighty percent of the story out, and altering what’s left. If people enjoyed IT then great, but to call it a film adaption of the novel is stretching it.

          • Michael Howell

            you should probably avoid book to film adaptations all together then, brother.

          • The Night King

            Stand By Me, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Misery, and few more turned out okay. There’s a fine line between cutting out some book content for time and taking eighty percent of the story out, and altering what’s left.

      • James

        It definitely had changed but it was still amazing. Yes it could be done as an HBO series but what they did was incredible.

      • Edwina Gein

        Here’s a few issues of mine. Spoilers to follow?

        – Bad CGI
        (It starts with Georgie’s death and gets worse from there)
        – The Losers Club
        (Mike is a key member of the Losers because of his interest in Derry’s history. They give this aspect of his personality to Ben because… Ben reads? In return Mike gets young Eddie’s crowning moment in the book: standing up to and killing Henry Bowers in self-defense. On top of that Bev, the physically strongest Loser, is used as a damsel in distress at the end of the movie. Stan does nothing except be scared and whine. You could cut Mike and Stan from this version; it wouldn’t make a difference)
        – The Monsters
        (IT mostly appears to the Losers as classic movie monsters in the book. Since they’re Universal trademarks, they couldn’t include any (I guess? Either that or they were considered too generic but what kid isn’t afraid of mummies, vampires, werewolves, etc)… but they COULD tease us with 80s horror posters which makes me wonder why they couldn’t use 80s movie monsters or at least generic versions. Bev, Bill, and Eddie’s fears were cool, but that’s about it)

        • llcc1103

          The CGI WAS TERRIBLE

          • C-3PO’s

            It was very apparent.

        • DukeStKing

          Was it just me, or did they tone down Bill’s stuttering?

          • Edwina Gein

            A little, but I liked how they handled him as a whole

    • Matt-fBR

      “In my opinion, the movie was not that good, but then again a lot of movies like that make money. Go figure”
      There… Fixed that for you.

  • Alex

    Soon it’s going to be the highest grossing horror movie of all time.

    • zombie84_41

      Well if they do another remake lets hope its not like that last garbage one. I erased that movie from my memory.

      • Pretending the 2010 remake didn’t happen is a wise choice. It was that forgettable.

        • zombie84_41

          that movie is garbage lol.

      • James

        It was pretty weak but at least it had better acting than the original.

        • I disagree. Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Johnny Depp, and John Saxon all beat the hell out of the remake’s cast. The only standout actors in the remake were Jackie Earl Haley (who was wasted) and Katie Cassiday (who was killed early on).

          • Saturn

            I agree about Haley – I personally enjoyed his take on Freddy, and wouldn’t be too upset if he were given another chance in the next Elm St reboot (which is supposed to be more in line with Dream Warriors from what I have read online).
            He was a decent Freddy in a poor Elm St – and that whole “perhaps he’s innocent” angle was wasted. Big time.

          • Haley is a great actor, but Freddy was written very poorly. He had no imagination in his kills or personally, and the filmmakers had no vision for what their interpretation of the character should be. The only material that Haley was given was to talk in his signature deep voice.

          • zombie84_41

            Haley is an amazing actor

        • zombie84_41

          I didnt think it was weak at all after watching the original it doesnt hold up at all its all over the place and is very weak and cheesy. Tim Curry is the only good thing.

          • WTF? I think he was talking about the Nightmare remake, in response to your comment.

          • zombie84_41

            lmfaooo my bad thats a huge fail. lolll I will be removing myself from the internet and life. Bye bye cruel world. but yeah the oringal nightmare is classic film.

    • Dave

      God almighty it was awful. Jackie was not bad playing Freddy but for me anybody can play Freddy but the voice has to be scary like it was in the earlier movies. ANOES part 2 was the scariest for me but part 3 is my favourite. Part 2 still creeps me out a bit ha.

  • zombie84_41

    This movie is amazing. I’m really glad that it’s doing good too. Nice to see people liking horror movies and all. So MOTHER!, Split, Annabelle , IT are all my fav horror flicks of 2017. MOTHER! wasn’t really horror horror but it it was huge mind fuck and very different.

  • Ocelot006 .

    I wonder how much money Jeepers Creepers 3 will make.

    • Bart Crowe

      Enough for a modestly sized birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese’s. Sorry I couldn’t resist the lack of people giving a shit about a third Jeepers Creepers movie and a pedophile joke.

      • Ocelot006 .

        I wouldn’t exactly say it’s so much a lack of people giving a shit as much as it is sites refusing to promote the fact that the trailer is out there.

    • boxcar182

      That trailer looked…not so good.

  • If the movie legs like this over the month it’s gonna hit and surpass the 300mm mark. YAY!!!
    Please people don’t forget “mother!” Trust me it’s gonna be a future cult classic!

  • Wil McMullen

    That’s insane in the dopest way possible!!!! I loved this movie, I’m glad it was so well received.

  • astronauta69

    as a horror movie is ok, but as an adaptation it was pretty lame imo

  • CatPerson2011

    Great news! i’m not surprised as the film looks amazing and the reception has been so positive, i cant wait to see it

  • scream4ever

    Let’s hope all the people down South affected by the hurricanes will now be able to see it!

    • SutterKane

      I live in Tampa and just got to see it yesterday, theater was full. We were right in that path of Irma last weekend otherwise would have probably pushed the first week higher.

      • scream4ever

        Great to hear! It probably could’ve broken Deadpool’s record for an R-rated opening. I’m hoping it can squeak past $370 million and break The Passion of the Christ’s total box office, and take the record for an R-rated film.

  • Saturn

    Wouldn’t IT be lovely if IT broke the half billion dollar ceiling?
    If you haven’t seen it yet, but are considering it, stop floating and go and support the movie.
    You’ll float too. And wouldn’t that be lovely?

    • You seem like a nice boy…

      Bet y’got a lotta friends!

      • Saturn

        For a moment I got excited and thought I’d pulled – then I realised it was a quote from the movie…..



        • …. it was a quote from the movie?!

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    mother! bombed so hard LOL! Who would have thought constantly pissing off and bad mouthing half of the country would have affected the box office eh? Sadsies…..

  • Cure4Humanity

    Where’s the guy who tried to argue that IT would bomb and not make over $30 million in its first weekend? Looks like he vanished lol.

  • Jay

    I have to admit I have seen it 3 times already lol BUT I saw it once in IMAX, once in AVX, and another in a standard regular theater. No for me until Blu Ray haha

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