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'It' Breaks Box Office Record For Highest September Opening Weekend

'It' Breaks Box Office Record For Highest September Opening Weekend”

With a budget of 35 million, and a few dozen extra for the marketing, It is therefore already a success for Warner and New Line. Warner Bros. expects an additional $62 million from overseas markets, shooting the total revenue near $180 million. That's the record for a horror film, and a substantial comeback for Hollywood after almost three months of low numbers. "If we were able to find more films in this genre, we'd be thrilled to make them", he said. Since the first movie ended in 1989, the next will likely take place in 2016.

It sees Andy Muschietti directing Bill Skarsgard (Hemlock Grove) as Pennywise alongside Jaeden Lieberher (St. Vincent), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chosen Jacobs (Cops and Robbers), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip), Owen Teague (Bloodline), Sophia Lillis (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and Nicholas Hamilton (Captain Fantastic). The romantic comedy has Reese Witherspoon unexpectedly finding herself living with three young men after a separation from her husband. Warner Bros. hopes to release the sequel in the fall of 2019.

For the movie business, "It" couldn't have come at a better time.

The second weekend of September looks a lot better than the first, at least in terms of the box office, and it's basically all due to IT. Following a dismal summer box office that plunged 14.6 percent from last summer to $3.8 billion, "It" serves in part as the pick-me-up the industry was desperately craving. But, what managed to allure the mass waves of attendees is the "universality of the fear of clowns", according to comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian. Most of that sum comes from the US$70.3 million it's earning in China. We've had a lot of history with franchises. "Fortunately, there's a lot here in this story".



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