'It' Final Box Office Clears Massive $123M in US Bow

Warner Bros. and New Line's latest movie is based on renowned horror writer Stephen King's 1986 novel of the same name.

Over 4,103 theaters across all of North America this weekend, It has taken in a grand total of $117.2 million, setting the horror genre opening weekend record and BLOWING AWAY all of its first-week opener competition! Soon, it will be the only August 2017 release that will reach $100 million at the domestic box office.

The horror movie, It, is being screened in cinemas worldwide, and many who go to watch it are dressing up as clowns (and freaking people out in the process).

This title is now held by "Deadpool", which drew a $132.4 million opening, but "It" will likely fall short due to a number of theater shutdowns in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The movie, from Argentine director Andy Muschietti, comes amid one of the slowest cinematic summers in years - and likely would have done better but for the impact of Hurricane Irma on Florida moviegoers. Perhaps the studios will even try for an It prequel. Most box office analysts were predicting that the film, which stars Bill Skarsgård as the terrifying clown Pennywise, would open in the $70 million to $80 million range. 65% of the audience for "It" was over 25, according to exit polls. Other top foreign earners are Annabelle: Creation (US$8.6 million) and The Hitman's Bodyguard (US$7.9 million).

'It' Final Box Office Clears Massive $123M in US Bow
'It' Final Box Office Clears Massive $123M in US Bow

IT also received positive reviews, including 87% on Rotten Tomatoes and a B+ CinemaScore. For a movie that cost $35 million to make and was expected to make $75 million from the most generous predictions before this weekend, this is a huge opening for Warner Bros.

Dunkirk dropped 55% to an estimated $2M putting Warner Bros.at $183.1M.

The film has raked in $123m (£93.3m) dollars on it's opening weekend, smashing records for a film released between May and November. Before that, there was Hotel Transylvania 2 at $48.5 million. It is part of the popular "Conjuring" series of movies.