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Stephen King’s ‘IT’ Remake Scares Out Competition Bringing In $123 Million First Opening Weekend

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Stephen King’s ‘IT’ Remake Scares Out Competition Bringing In $123 Million First Opening Weekend

If you were not at the movies this weekend, just about everyone else was, as they raced to see the newest scary, Fall movie, Stephen King’s ‘IT.’

This New Line and Warner Bros. adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, scared off its competition at the box office as they broke records during its opening weekend. The R-rated horror film made a rough estimate of $123.1 million from just 4,103 different theatre locations.

According to CNN news, “It” has officially been ranked as having the third-largest opening weekend in 2017. This movie beat out, “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

The Distribution Chief of Warner Bros., Jeff Goldstein expressed,

“There’s something really special about the story itself, the way the movie was made, and the marketing. The stars aligned on this, and we still have some room to grow for the weekend.”

Moreover, “It” earned a rating of 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, and a B+ CinemaScore.

The scary remake tops the charts leaving Lionsgate’s “Hitman’s Bodyguard” with $4.9 million, and “Annabelle: Creation” from Warner Bros. with $4 million.

With Bill Skarsgard staring as Pennywise the Clown, who terrorizes young children in Derry, Maine. The rest of the cast includes youngsters played by, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton, and Jackson Robert Scott in supporting roles.

Allegedly according to New Line productions, a sequel is already in the works, Gary Dauberman is set to write the script, and Muschietti is expected to return as the director.

Regarding plans for the next movie, Goldstein mentioned,

 “It puts more pressure on us to come up with the best version of the story so we bring fans what they want to see. We’ve had a lot of history with franchises. Some are great, and some we wish we had a little bit more story. Fortunately, there’s a lot here in this story.”

Socialites did you like this new remake of IT? Are you excited for a sequel? Let us know your thoughts below.

Take a look at some of the scenes from the film ‘IT’:


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