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Stephen King’s ‘It’ opens at box-office with $117 million, becomes biggest opening horror movie ever

'It' was also the third biggest opening of the year after Disney's ' Beauty and the Beast' and Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.'

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 11, 2017 16:39 IST ]
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Stephen King's It becomes biggest opening horror movie at BO

The film based on Stephen King’s classic novel ‘It’ has broken several records and bagged the biggest opening ever for horror movie. The horror film has raked in an estimated 117.1 million USD for Warner Bros. And New Line Cinema at the North American box office this weekend on its release. The highly-anticipated horror film made spectular collection from 4,103 locations, exceeding the previous expectations. The film is expected to be a huge success overseas apart from North America, launching to record $62 million from 46 markets for a global start of $179.2 million.

'It' was also the third biggest opening of the year after Disney's ' Beauty and the Beast' and Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.'It has been directed by Argentine filmmaker Andres Muschietti, who is known for the 2013 horror film ' Mama.'

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

It is the second-biggest opening for an R-rated film behind Deadpool's three-day debut of $132.4 million, while its massive $51 million Friday actually beat Deadpool's $47 million. New Line's horror film 'Annabelle: Creation' came in No. 4 despite competition from 'It,' earning an estimated $4 million from 3,003 locations for a North American cume of $96.3 million.

It is an R-rated film version of Stephen King’s classic novel ‘It’. It shows a group of eccentric kids in the 1980s, seven outcasts in Derry, Maine who are about to witness the biggest nightmare of their lives. An ancient, shape-changing evil that emerges from sewer every 27 years on children comes in contact with them. The friends have to battle their fears and stand by each other to defeat the bloodthirsty clown Pennywise. 

 

(With ANI Inputs) 

 

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