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“IT” Breaks Box Office Movie Records

By: Brittney Alonzo, Managing Editor

Stephen King’s IT “floated” its way to the top of the box office breaking movie records for the biggest box office opening ever for the month of September.

During the opening weekend, the film made an estimate of $123.1 million. According to Warner Bros., not only did the film break box office records for September, but it also had the most successful launch weekend of any horror movie.

These box-office breaking records shocked critics, who initially predicted the opening weekend of IT, would only produce a revenue estimated around $70 million, but it was nearly doubled instead.

IT is set in the 1980s and follows a group of kids, one of them being Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things, who are stalked and terrorized by a clown known as Pennywise.

Pennywise, played by Bill Skarsgard, feeds off children’s fears and forces the group of kids to face what they fear most and uncover the secret to defeating the terrifying clown.

This 1980s book adaptation is your classic scary movie thriller that is also mixed in with comedic moments and a lighthearted element making it an overall enjoyable and terrifying film to watch.

The film, directed by Argentina Muschietti, only features part one of the two-part horror story. Plans to film part two are still unconfirmed due to the uncertainty of how this first installment was to be received by audiences.

After the surprising successful opening weekend and the continuing success of the film, it is hard to see a second installment not being put into production, but for now everything is still up in the air.

 

Category: Arts | Entertainment