Friday, 22 September, 2017

Stephen King horror remake It tops United Kingdom film box office

IT Just Smashed Every Horror  September Movie Record There Is Stephen King horror remake It tops United Kingdom film box office
Garry Little | 12 September, 2017, 00:27

The Stephen King adaptation is set to have the second-biggest weekend ever for an R-rated movie (a United Kingdom equivalent of a 15 rating), with only Deadpool likely to have done better. The film dropped 54 percent this weekend and now sits at $65 million domestic off a $30 million budget making the film a strong sleeper success.

That's a hell of a lot better than some of the other new releases that came through this weekend, though.

New Line Cinema and Warner Bros.' It, grossed $117.2-M from 4,103 theaters in its North American box-office debut over the weekend. It's also the biggest opening ever for a horror film.

And at the specialty box office, Charlie Sheen's new drama 9/11 fell REALLY flat, drawing just $162,450 from 400 theaters - which equates out to a brutal average of $406 per location.

Next was another Warner Bros. horror film, "Annabelle: Creation", which took in $4 million. Additionally, the film has performed well overseas, bringing in $184 million internationally for a current worldwide total of $280 million. Before that, there was Hotel Transylvania 2 at $48.5 million.

The feat means it beat out all manner of blockbusters with broader appeal and lower ratings, including Spider-Man: Homecoming, Transformers: The Last Knight and Despicable Me 3.

Why do you think that It was so successful at the box office? Since the first movie ended in 1989, the next will likely take place in 2016.

Also, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have more reason to celebrate with Spider-Man: Homecoming's recent global release in China, which gave a significant bump up to the film's overseas numbers.

The film's success is good news not just for Warner, but all of Hollywood.

DC and WB's Wonder Woman didn't make it into the top 10 this weekend.

Lionsgate's action comedy film "The Hitman's Bodyguard" dropped to third place with an estimated 4.85 million US dollars after a three-week lead at the gloomy North American box office. Wonder Woman's worldwide total is now $816 million.

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