IT Scores Box Office Records with Monster-Sized Opening Weekend
IT Scores Box Office Records with Monster-Sized Opening Weekend
IT's Bill Skarsgard explains his Pennywise version and comparison with Heath Ledger's Joker from The Dark Knight!
12 September, 2017, 00:37
The new movie, directed by Argentina's Andrés Muschietti, tells the story of a group of kids in the 1980s who face a malevolent clown called Pennywise.
This also goes to show, once more, that you don't have to throw the big bucks at a movie in order to see big rewards.
"It" also scored the second-highest domestic gross for an R-rated movie, after last year's "Deadpool".
"It" was initially projected to post a much lower debut weekend, however a stream of positive reviews, which included an 86 percent "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, boosted the New Line and Warner Bros film's performance. The weekend take puts the film as the best opening since July's Spider-man: Homecoming.
Horror movies don't usually land at the box office like this.
Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros. had relatively modest expectations when it started making "It", which is why it spent only $35 million on production.
In a distant second place, this weekend is another newcomer, Home Again.
New Line's horror film "Annabelle: Creation" came in No. 4 despite competition from 'It, ' earning an estimated $4 million from 3,003 locations for a North American cume of $96.3 million.
If you're the type of film geek who treats box office returns like a spectator sport (it me), this is exciting stuff! Warner Bros. hopes to release the sequel in the fall of 2019.
The success of "It" also comes after an underperforming summer movie going season that left the year to date box office down 6.5 percent from last year. "That, along with the great ensemble cast of young actors and a movie that delivered on the promise of that marketing, made the film an astonishing over-performer".
But, what managed to allure the mass waves of attendees is the "universality of the fear of clowns", according to comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian. Although It establishes the main character's fears, the film should've taken more time to develop majority.
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Stephens used the word "insane" several times to describe her tale of rising from left foot surgery in January to a US Open crown. Ranked 83 at the start of the fortnight, she is the lowest ranked singles player to win a major since Kim Clijsters in 2009.
The encounter comes hours before the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is to leave for a four day visit of Jammu and Kashmir . The minister will chair a meeting of security officers of the Army, paramilitary forces and state police in Srinagar .
The decision came three days after the communist North staged its latest and possibly most powerful nuclear test so far on Sunday. The demand contradicted the stance of their host, Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has dismissed sanctions as a solution.
Hurricane Harvey rescuers turned to walkie-talkie app Zello while working to save thousands trapped by floodwaters last week. The Austin-based push-to-talk app Zello proved to be reliable in Houston flood rescue efforts.
Nelson showed his value in Friday's critical win, striking out seven and allowing four hits over five scoreless innings. Shortstop Orlando Arcia was 3-for-5 with three RBIs, while third baseman Travis Shaw had two RBIs on a 1-for-2 day.
US-backed forces in Syria said Saturday they were launching an offensive against ISIS in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor. Government forces are trying to get to the nearest air base, still surrounded by the militants.
Cohn's wife was among a number of people advising him to resign, The New York Times reported last month . Rose wasn't sure who Bannon was talking about. "So Gary Cohn should have resigned?" asked Rose.
Clinton contended that she had to fight forces in the 2016 race that were "unlike anything that I've ever seen or read about". She added: "I understood that there were many Americans who, because of the financial crash, there was anger.
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Kylie Jenner's Lips: Through The Years!
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South Koreans doubt North Korea will start war
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De Boer believes Palace deserved the three points
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Death toll rises to 33 in Mexico natural disaster
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Anderson bowls England to series victory at Lord's
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Mississippi State Downs LA Tech
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We are locked and loaded and ready to jump in the minute they say 'go.' The script is not done, but the script is being worked on. If you know any middle-schoolers, especially middle school boys, you'll recognize the characters in "It", and you'll love them.
Oklahoma knocks off Ohio State
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Penn State fans hold fall wedding the right way
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