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.
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.