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“It” Wins Box Office For Second Weekend

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It Movie Box Office

By Shari Weiss |

It Movie Box Office

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It wasn’t clowning around at the box office. After a record breaking opening, the horror film continued to make history. Get the details, and check out the grosses for this weekend’s Top 10 movies below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, It is a feature film adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name. Bill Skarsgard portrays the title character, a demonic force that takes the form of a clown while tormenting young kids in a Maine town. Amid mostly positive reviews and a lot of online buzz, the flick debuted last week with more than $120 million in ticket sales, the most of all time for a September film. Now dropping only 50 percent in its second weekend, It added another accomplishment to the record books. Thanks to this weekend’s $60 million, the movie has become the highest-grossing September release in history with a total that far surpasses the previous title-holder, Crocodile Dundee.

Meanwhile, another book adaptation, American Assassin, hit theaters this weekend. The thriller marked Dylan O’Brien’s first film since a serious accident on the set of The Maze Runner: The Death Cure that left him significantly injured. After his recovery, he chose to follow through with plans to star alongside Michael Keaton in American Assassin. And while the new movie took in far less than It, its opening haul of $14.8 was in line with predictions, and was good enough for second place.

The same can’t be said for Mother!. Darren Aronofsky’s new film, which stars girlfriend Jennifer Lawrence, has divided audiences, but the feedback from moviegoers was even worse, with consumers having rated the movie an F. It earned just $7.5 million, which was far less than what was hoped for. Still, Mother! garnered a third-place debut. Reese Witherspoon’s romantic comedy, Home Again, followed in fourth with $5.3 million. And The Hitman’s Bodyguard, with Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, nabbed the fifth position, bringing in $3.6 million.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Annabelle: Creation in sixth with $2.6 million, followed by seventh place finisher Wind River, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. Leap! secured eighth with $2.1 million, while Spider-Man: Homecoming came in ninth with $1.9 million. Just making it into the Top 10 was Dunkirk . The film earned $1.3 million.

 


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