It Chapter Two Scores Second-Highest Opening Weekend For Horror Movie

IT Chapter 2Warner Bros. Pictures

Once again, Pennywise has climbed back out of the sewers and into our collective nightmares, with a scary sequel guaranteed to put you off going to any fairgrounds for the foreseeable.

With plenty more nasty surprises in store for The Losers Club, Stephen King fans have been queuing around the block to catch what is arguably the most eagerly anticipated horror sequel in modern cinematic history.

Now It Chapter 2 has proven itself to be a worthy successor to the original spine tingler, with its box office weekend figures floating way above competitors. No doubt all those involved will be doing joyful yet terrifying clown dances right about now.

Although not quite the monster hit of its predecessor – which remains the only horror movie ever to open with over $100 million – It Chapter 2 has more than distinguished itself as a classic its own right.

As reported by Box Office Mojo, the jumpy sequel has clawed in $91 million from US audiences over the course of its box office weekend. This puts it at a monolithic $85 million ahead of second place film, Angel Has Fallen.

Globally, It Chapter 2 sucked up $94 million across 75 markets; basking in the biggest horror opening of all time in 16 markets. This includes Russia, Norway, Finland, Argentina and the Netherlands.

Overall, the movie delivered a $185 million opening worldwide, giving it the second-highest opening weekend for a horror movie ever recorded. It is – of course – number one. Furthermore, It Chapter 2 has had the second biggest September opening weekend, eclipsed only by the first instalment.

It: Chapter 2, PennywiseWarner Bros. Pictures

It Chapter Two picks up 27 years after the events of the protagonists first encounter with the diabolical Pennywise, and draws from the second part of the infamously bone-chilling 1986 novel.

With the group now grown and living separate lives beyond the high school politics of Derry, the film takes on a different dynamic; albeit with the same Read More – Source