Weekend Box Office: ‘It’ Breaks Several Records with $117 Million Opening
Warner/New Line‘s It broke several box office records during its opening weekend. Andres Muschietti‘s adaptation of the 1986 Stephen King novel raked in $117,1 million, breaking biggest Fall opening, biggest opening day for an R-rated movie, biggest all-time opening for a horror film, biggest opening to date for a feature adaptation of a Stephen King novel, and the biggest for New Line.
It cost about $35 million to make and moviegoers gave it a B+ CinemaScore. The film stars Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, Wyatt Oleff, and Jeremy Ray Taylor. Bill Skarsgard plays Pennywise the clown, the story’s central villain.
Opening in second place was Open Road romantic comedy Home Again, starring Reese Witherspoon. Penned and directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer, the film earned $9 million. Home Again garnered a B CinemaScore and cost $15 million to make.
Rounding out the top five were summer leftovers: Lionsgate’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard ($4.8 million), Warner/New Line’s Annabelle: Creation ($4 million), and The Weinstein Company’s Wind River ($3.2 million).
1. It — $117.1 million
2. Home Again — $9 million
3. The Hintman’s Bodyguard — $4.8 million ($64.9 mil.)
4. Annabelle: Creation — $4 million ($96.3 mil.)
5. Wind River — $3.2 million ($25 mil.)
6. Leap! — $2.5 million ($15.9 mil.)
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming — $2 million ($327.7 mil.)
8. Dunkirk — $1.9 million ($183.1 mil.)
9. Logan Lucky — $1.8 million ($25.2 mil.)
10. The Emoji Movie — $1 million ($82.5 mil.)
Next weekend, Lionsgate/CBS FIlms’ action flick American Assassin starring Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton and Paramount’s psychological thriller mother! starring Jennifer Lawrence arrive on the scene.