Box Office Results - 'IT: Chapter 2'
The clown is officially back in town, and the box office followed suit. After a week of virtually no new releases, Warner Bros’ highly anticipated IT: Chapter 2 is luring viewers back into theater seats. Let’s see how it held up against the first one’s massive opening weekend numbers.
IT: Chapter 2 (WB)
Box Office: $91 million
Back in 2017, IT surprised everyone with an absolutely massive $123 million opening weekend, a record for a horror movie. The film also had great legs and pushed itself a good ways past the $300 million mark, and that’s just domestically. Globally, it claimed an ever more impressive $700 million total. Absolutely unheard of for its type of film. Needless to say, audiences anticipation for a part 2 was at a fever pitch.
Unfortunately, the film screened and the reviews were less than stellar, though still positive overall (it currently sits at a 65% “Fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes. The more lukewarm reception seems to have let a bit of air out of Pennywise’s balloon, thus resulting in a $91 million weekend total. That is still an insane amount of money for a horror film, and with a reported $79 million budget, this movie is going to have no trouble whatsoever when it comes to making its money back. Still, it’s slightly disappointing, and I also don’t think this one will have the legs that the first one did. If I’m a betting man, I think this one will make it to around $220 million before calling it quits.
The Top 10
1. IT: Chapter 2 - $91 million (NEW) $91 million
2. Angel Has Fallen - $6 million (-49.1%) $53.5 million
3. Good Boys - $5.4 million (-43.3%) $66.8 million
4. The Lion King - $4.2 million (-39.4%) $529.1 million
5. Overcomer - $3.8 million (-33.8%) $24.7 million
6. Hobbs & Shaw - $3.7 million (-42.4%) $164.3 million
7. The Peanut Butter Falcon - $2.3 million (-24.6%) $12.3 million
8. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - $2.3 million (-54.5%) $62.1 million
9. Ready Or Not - $2.2 million (-62.3%) $25.6 million
10. Dora and the Lost City of Gold - $2.2 million (-47.1%) $54.2 million
Source: Box Office Mojo