The supernatural horror film has brought in an estimated 117.1 million United States dollars for Warner Bros. and new Line Cinema at the North American box office this weekend on its first release.
Just like Pennywise’s chilling red balloon, the latest Stephen King adaptation to hit cinemas is floating high at the U.S. box office. But “It” proved that in the current environment, people go to theaters not based on a calendar date but because a movie breaks into the zeitgeist and becomes must-see. Additionally, the film has performed well overseas, bringing in $184 million internationally for a current worldwide total of $280 million.
“It”, the $35-million movie about a kid-killing clown, blew away early predictions and took in $123 million for Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX).
You can find “It” in theaters, today. “This movie will be super-profitable”.
Although “It” has just been released, plans for a second film are already underway.
If you’re the type of film geek who treats box office returns like a spectator sport (it me), this is exciting stuff! Soon, it will be the only August 2017 release that will reach $100 million at the domestic box office. Although It establishes the main character’s fears, the film should’ve taken more time to develop a lot of them.
As huge fans of the 80s TV show, the Duffer Brothers – creators of Netflix series Stranger Things – wanted to direct this big screen version, but were considered too inexperienced at the time it was planned, a whopping eight years ago. With a general excitement in the halls and on the social networks, with the counters of the pages Facebook and trailers on the rise, the film will forget about its development complicated, marked by the departure of Cary Fukunaga as a result of disagreements over the budget and the violence to the image. Warner Bros. and New Line made “It”. Although the movie did have some humor, it also had some jump scares. The film stars Jaeden Lieberher and Bill Skarsgård with Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton, and Jackson Robert Scott. 65% of the audience for “It” was over 25, according to exit polls. But after positive reviews came in and gave the film an 86 percent “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the projections were bumped to $80-90 million.
Scary clowns dominated the United Kingdom box office as the remake of Stephen King’s horror film It raked in almost £10 million during its opening weekend. New Line is now working on a screenplay that adapts of the rest of the book, in which the main characters are adults.