‘It: Chapter Two’ Opens to $91M Domestically, $185M Globally | THR News

‘It: Chapter Two’ Opens to $91M Domestically, $185M Globally | THR News


Pennywise is back and scaring up the box office, don’t worry, in a good way! New Line’s ‘It: Chapter 2’ hit theaters this weekend and launched to $91 million at the domestic box office. While the R-rated sequel, from parent studio Warner Bros, didn’t quite match the box office record of the original, it’s still the second-best horror bow of all time, behind ‘It.’ The sequel flick did however garner some of its own honors, earning the top bow for an R-rated pic so far this year. The ‘It’ sequel also took in $94 million from 75 markets for a global haul of $185 million. Domestically, the film came in 25 percent behind the original ‘It’ which went on to earn a record-shattering debut of $123.4 million in its debut weekend in 2017. This could be due to several factors. The first is that the sequel earned a lower rotten tomatoes score than the original, with 67 percent compared to the first films 86 percent. ‘It: Chapter Two’ also runs a bit longer than first film – specifically 35 minutes longer bringing the film to two hours and 49 minutes. However, for Warners domestic distribution chief Jeff Goldstein, isn’t too worried about how the sequel compares to the original. The follow-up, which is the conclusion to director Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel, stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Isaiah Mustafa and Bill Hader as the adult versions of the kids who, 27 years earlier, battled the creepy clown Pennywise, played by Bill Skarsgard. For more updates to this story, head to THR.com and until next time for The Hollywood Reporter News I’m Neha Joy.

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