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A deleted scene from It had Pennywise eating a baby

15 October 2017 3:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month, It star Bill Skarsgard revealed that a “really, really disturbing” flashback scene was cut from the theatrical release of the Stephen King adaptation. Now, thanks to Reddit (via Bloody Disgusting), we have details on the scene in question, which takes place in the 1600s and culminates with Pennywise eating a baby. Check out the script excerpt here…

A removed scene from the movie, about Abigail and Pennywise choosing her child from ItTheMovie

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

It sees Andy Muschietti directing Bill Skarsgard (Hemlock Grove) as Pennywise alongside Jaeden Lieberher (St. Vincent), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chosen Jacobs »

- Gary Collinson

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Bill Skarsgård wants to explore Pennywise’s back-story in It: Chapter Two

12 October 2017 12:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The actor behind It’s Pennywise wants chapter two to delve into the evil being’s mind and back-story.

While It was really all about the kids, the group of friends that stood up to the face of evil in attempt to save their town, there is no doubt that Pennywise stole the show. This fact will not likely change for the film’s announced sequel, It: Chapter Two, which will see the friends return to battle Pennywise once more but this time as adults.

The actor behind the evil shape-shifter, Bill Skarsgård, has recently spoken to IGN about his hopes for the sequel, stating that he wants the film to get into the mind of Pennywise and explore the being’s origins.

The first movie worked so well at what it is trying to do, I think, and ultimately that is the kids’ story, and you sort of fall in love with these kids. »

- Samuel Brace

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It crosses $300 million domestically and $600 million worldwide

9 October 2017 11:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema’s acclaimed Stephen King adaptation It has already become the biggest horror movie of all time, and now it has reached another milestone at the box office, crossing the $300 million mark domestically and $600 million worldwide.

Domestically, It is only the fourth R-rated movie ever to reach the $300 million threshold after The Passion of the Christ ($370.1 million), Deadpool ($363.1 million), and American Sniper ($350.1 million). Worldwide it now sits on $604.0 million and should go on to overtake blockbusters Transformers: The Last Knight ($605.4 million) and Logan ($616.8 million) globally this week.

See Also: Blade Runner 2049 opens soft with $81.5 million worldwide opening weekend

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

It sees Andy Muschietti »

- Amie Cranswick

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It Is First Horror Movie Ever to Pass $300 Million

9 October 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Exactly one month into its box office run, New Line Cinema's beloved It adaptation has already broken a box office record that has stood for 44 years, becoming the highest-grossing horror movie in box office history. It surpassed the $232.9 million mark set by the 1973 horror classic The Exorcist, but now It has passed yet another milestone, becoming the first horror movie ever to cross the $300 million domestic plateau. As of today, It has earned $304.9 million domestic, with another $298.8 million from overseas markets for an impressive $603.7 million worldwide, from just a $35 million budget.

The It adaptation also enters an elite group of R-rated movies, with only three others managing to crack the $300 million barrier. While there is still quite some time left before It wraps up its box office run, it remains to be seen whether or not It will be able to surpass The Passion of the Christ ($370.2 million), Deadpool »

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Nycc: Seth Green says It star Finn Wolfhard’s Richie Tozier is “fantastic”

6 October 2017 1:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While nowadays most know actor Seth Green as the voice of Chris on Family Guy or a co-creator of Robot Chicken, it’s easy to forget his humble beginnings as a child actor, and in particular his role in the 1990 miniseries It.

During a Thursday night panel at New York Comic Con for Crackle’s SuperMansion: Drag Me to Halloween, Green, an executive producer on the show, was asked by a fan to recount his fondest memories from being a 15-year-old on the set of It. In addition to answering the question, Green offered up his thoughts on the new It, including Finn Wolfhard’s performance as the comedian of the Losers’ Club, Richie Tozier.

Green said, “I thought that new version was awesome. I was excited to see the whole thing rendered with an R-rating. I love Finn, that kid from Stranger Things who plays Richard Tozier. He was fantastic. »

- Justin Cook

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It passes $500 million at the global box office to become the biggest horror of all time

30 September 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema’s Stephen King adaptation It has continued its stellar box office run, passing the half billion dollar mark at the worldwide box office.

In doing so, It has also become the highest-grossing horror movie of all time, toppling the 44-year record set by The Exorcist which grossed $441 million (although adjusted for inflation is still has some way to go… the 1973 classic’s adjusted worldwide gross was calculated at $1.794 billion in 2014’s money).

“Crossing $500m is rarified air for any film, but for a horror film it is history-making, and we could not be prouder,” said Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and distribution at Warner Bros, in a statement to Variety. “The film-makers and cast did more than make a box-office hit. They created a communal, must-see moviegoing event that has reverberated around the globe and is still going strong.”

See Also: New Line Cinema »

- Gary Collinson

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New Line Cinema’s Box Office Juggernaut ‘It’ Floats Past Half a Billion Dollars Worldwide

28 September 2017 1:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Continuing its record-breaking run, New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “It” is surpassing $500 million at the worldwide box office today, after less than three weeks in release, it was announced today by Sue Kroll, President Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.  The critically acclaimed blockbuster is now the highest-grossing horror film ever, breaking the 44-year record belonging to “The Exorcist,” one of the longest-held records in cinema history.

After shattering numerous domestic records in its opening weekend—including those for the top horror film opening and biggest September opening for any film—”It” is still going strong.

Internationally, “It” has terrified a growing global audience as the film continues to roll out to record-breaking results in overseas markets.  Among the records the film has broken, “It” scored the biggest opening weekend ever for a horror film in more than 30 territories, including the UK, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Australia.  In 17 of those territories, »

- Tom Stockman

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‘It’ Tops $500 Million at Worldwide Box Office

28 September 2017 12:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Horror blockbuster “It” has turned into a box office monster, crossing the $500 million milestone in worldwide grosses — making it officially the top horror film of all time.

Warner Bros. announced Thursday that “It” has eclipsed the 44-year record belonging to “The Exorcist” as the top grosser among horror films with $441 million. The studio noted that record for “The Exorcist” had been one of the longest-held records in cinema history.

“It” scored the biggest opening weekend ever for a horror film in more than 30 markets, including the U.K., Russia, Brazil, Mexico, and Australia. In 17 of those territories, including the U.K., Russia, and Australia, “It” has already become the top-grossing horror film of all time. The film has plenty of gas in the tank, too, as it has yet to open in Germany, Italy, and Japan.

Domestically, “It” currently stands at $272 million at the U.S. box office as of Sept 27. Top foreign markets are the U »

- Dave McNary

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Burger King Russia wants It banned because Pennywise looks like Ronald McDonald

27 September 2017 2:21 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Russian division of Burger King has demanded that It be banned in the country.

One might think that a ban being called would pertain to the film’s frightening nature or disturbing content, but this has nothing to do with why Burger King wants the film banished.

The company is claiming that the movie’s villain looks too much like McDonalds’ Ronald McDonald and is therefore working as an advertisement for their fast food competitor.

A complaint has been filed with Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (Fas), with whom the ban has been demanded.

A spokeswoman for the agency has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the complaint has been received and that it is now being evaluated.

“We can’t be concerned with the content of the film because the writer and director have their own creative understanding of any character,” she said, then stating that they would »

- Samuel Brace

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It enters 2017’s top 5 at the domestic box office

26 September 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It has made its way into the top 5 highest grossing films of 2017.

The horror sensation doesn’t appear to be slowing down as it continues to break records and rake in vast quantities of cash at the box office.

It has recently become the highest grossing domestic horror film of all time, moving past The Exorcist, and now the Stephen King adaptation has entered 2017’s top 5 at the Us box office.

After just two full weeks of release, It has claimed $266 million domestically, surging ahead of Despicable Me 3 which sits in sixth spot with $261.8 million.

This comes off the back of another solid weekend for It, in which it accumulated $29.7 million, finishing in second place for the weekend behind Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

It is currently a fair way behind fourth spot in the 2017 rankings, which is presently held by Spider-Man: Homecoming with $331 million. Though, It is $16 million ahead »

- Samuel Brace

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New Line Cinema sets It: Chapter Two release date

26 September 2017 5:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Chapter One continues to rake in the cash at the worldwide box office, Warner Bros. and New Line Pictures have now officially given the green light to the second chapter of its Stephen King adaptation It, setting a release date of September 6th 2019 for the sequel.

Director Andy Muschietti is set to return for the second movie, which picks up 27 years after the first and sees the now-adult Losers’ Club reuniting to face Pennywise once again. As yet, there’s no word on casting for any of the adult characters, but Bill Skarsgard is set to return as Pennywise and the young cast are also expected to feature in flashback scenes.

See Also: Jaeden Lieberher discusses an alternate ending to It

Since its opening earlier this month, It has become the highest-grossing Stephen King adaptation, as well as the highest-grossing horror movie in North America. It is currently sitting on $478.1 million worldwide. »

- Gary Collinson

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‘It’ Sequel Sets September 2019 Release Date

25 September 2017 3:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Pennywise the evil clown is due back in theaters in less than two years. New Line and Warner Bros. have set the “It” sequel for release on Sept. 6, 2019.

The studio, which announced the date on Monday, had revealed earlier this month that Gary Dauberman was working on the script.

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Andy Muschietti, who directed “It,” is expected to return for the second installment. Producers Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, and David Katzenberg are believed to be back as well.

Stephen King’s 1986 novel focuses on a group of friends in a fictional Maine community that battles the small town’s demon as kids, and then again as adults. The blockbuster movie, which opened Sept. 8, centers on the children, while the upcoming film will follow them into adulthood

Since its debut earlier this month, “It” has shattered numerous records, earning »

- Dave McNary

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Jaeden Lieberher discusses an alternate ending to It

24 September 2017 9:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During an interview with Variety, young It star Jaeden Lieberher has revealed that the hit adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel originally featured an alternate ending, which would have seen his character Bill going up against Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise one-against-one.

“I did have this scene where I climb up the tower at the end,” said Lieberher. “When I’m chasing after Georgie, I climb the tower and I’m at a one-on-one confrontation with Pennywise and then I say that I’m not afraid of him, that none of the losers are afraid of him, and that’s how we beat him. But they took those lines and put toward the end, right after our big fight. So I had this whole thing where Bill Skarsgard is grabbing me and pushing me off the ledge, and I had to wear this harness. That was a more difficult scene. »

- Gary Collinson

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Box Office: ‘It’ Becomes Highest-Grossing Horror Film of All Time

22 September 2017 6:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It,” the blockbuster adaptation of Stephen King’s novel about a child-eating clown, has pushed past “The Exorcist” to become the highest-grossing horror film on a domestic basis.

The crown comes with some caveats. “The Exorcist” is still the top-grossing horror film on an international basis, having netted $441.3 million globally to “It’s” $404.3 million. The horror classic also made its money in 1973, so this record doesn’t take inflation into account.

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It’s still a stunning result for the King adaptation, and a reason to celebrate at Warner Bros. and New Line, the studios responsible for bringing Pennywise to the big screen. “It” has earned $236.3 million stateside. In contrast, “The Exorcist” has grossed $232.9 million domestically. In addition to terrorizing ’70s theatergoers, “The Exorcist” got two director’s cut re-releases.

“It” is directed by Andres Muschietti (“Mama”) and stars Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise, along »

- Brent Lang

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It star Jaeden Lieberher on who he wants to play his character in the sequel

21 September 2017 1:04 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jaeden Lieberher, one of the stars of It, has spoken about who he would like to play the grown up version of his character in the sequel.

The first movie covers the part of the book which focuses on the group of friends as children, with the second movie set to concentrate on the same individuals but as adults, having to confront once again the evil of Pennywise.

In an interview with Variety on a number of It related topics, the young actor spoke about being recognised, his opinion on horror films, favourite scenes, and which actor he sees playing his character Bill in the film’s sequel.

“I think Ewan McGregor would be interesting. I don’t want to offend him or anything, but he might be too old. I love Ewan McGregor, and I think he’s a great actor. I think he could play Bill very well. »

- Samuel Brace

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It set to lose box office top spot this weekend

20 September 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

There won’t be three successive weeks on top for It as the horror sensation is set to lose its top spot at the Us box office.

It’s been quite something to see, the new Stephen King adaptation of the popular horror novel It has really caught the public’s imagination and is proving to be a juggernaut at the box office.

But while it has been breaking numerous records, including becoming the highest grossing film ever to be released in September, it won’t manage to secure a third straight week as the box office king.

Two new entries look to be in line to slide past the 80s set horror film, with The Lego Ninjago Movie and Kingsman: The Golden Circle making their debuts.

It will likely be a very close race for the top two spots with Ninjago predicted to bring in around $55 million and Kingsman roughly $52 million. »

- Samuel Brace

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5 reasons to see It

19 September 2017 1:37 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

5 reasons to see It5 reasons to see ItAmanda Wood9/19/2017 3:37:00 Pm

The big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s epic novel It has finally hit theatres, and it’s everything we hoped it would be.

If you haven’t read the book or seen the ‘90s miniseries, the story follows a group of children who find themselves terrorized by an evil being that takes the form of their greatest fears. In It's clown form, It is called Pennywise, but It takes on many other terrifying guises throughout the film.

The cast is mostly comprised of newcomers, but their talent shines through and makes the film completely unforgettable. We’ve put together a list of 5 reasons why you should see It for yourself in theatres, and hop right on Stephen King’s scary clown train.

Disclaimer: We want to stress that It is not suitable for children. While the main »

- Amanda Wood

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Box Office: ‘Mother!’ Crumbles With $7.5 Million, ‘It’ Repeats No. 1

17 September 2017 7:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It” continues to post terrifyingly huge numbers, while “Mother!” opens with a thud.

“It,” from Warner Bros. and New Line, expects to finish its second weekend with $60 million from 4,103 locations. That would make its domestic gross so far $218.7 million — a record for the highest earning September release ever. The old record-holder was 1986’s “Crocodile Dundee” with $174.8 million. Broken down by day this weekend, “It” earned $19.4 million on Friday and $26.2 million on Saturday. Sunday’s take is estimated to be about $14.5 million. 389 Imax screens are expected to account for just over $3 million of the film’s take in North America this weekend.

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Overseas, “It” is pulling in an additional $60.3 million in 56 markets. That raises its international total to $152.6 million and the worldwide tally to $371.3 million.

Based on Stephen King’s novel, “It” opened last weekend with an enormous domestic pull of $123.4 million. The R-rated title, reportedly »

- Seth Kelley

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Box Office: ‘It’ Stays Strong as ‘Mother!’ Struggles

16 September 2017 7:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Horror blockbuster “It” is showing plenty of staying power at the domestic box office, with an estimated $59 million at 4,103 sites in its second weekend.

“It” is dwarfing a pair of newcomers — action-thriller “American Assassin” is heading for a distant second with an opening weekend around $15.5 million at 3,154 locations. The success of “It” was horrifying news for Jennifer Lawrence starrer “Mother!,” which is underperforming forecasts and should take in about $8 million at 2,368 venues.

“It” took in an impressive $19.2 million on Friday while “American Assassin” grossed $5.8 million and “Mother!” grossed $3.1 million. If “It” makes it to $60 million, it will become the 21st movie to top that figure in its second weekend. “Guardians of the Galaxy” posted the top second weekend of 2017 with $65.3 million followed by “Wonder Woman” at $58.5 million.

“It” will become the eighth-highest grosser of 2017 on Saturday, surpassing “Dunkirk” at $184 million, and wind up on Sunday with a sensational 10-day total of at least $215 million.

Based »

- Dave McNary

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Review: It (2017)

15 September 2017 7:33 PM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

Incredible to think that after the plethora of Stephen King film adaptations over the years (this year alone boasts five), that his beloved Horror story It, has – until now – not had a big screen retelling. The nearest we have gotten is the flawed but ambitious Tommy Lee Wallace Mini-Series from 1990, which featured an iconic turn by Tim Curry as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. However, if you only have this version of the story in mind upon entering Andres (or Andy as he is credited) Muschietti’s adaptation, you may be a little startled, as this is far darker, far more intense and truly the king of King adaptations.

Utilising the dark cinematography (by Chung-Hoon Chung) and CGI-aided scares that helped him make a mark with his 2013 debut Mama, Muschietti beautifully and savagely captures the essence of the source material, while leaving a distinctive imprint of his own. Set mostly in »

- Jack Bottomley

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