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‘It’ to Pass ‘The Exorcist’ as Highest Grossing Horror Film Ever

13 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Warner Bros.’ runaway horror hit “It” will pass “The Exorcist” on Wednesday to become the highest domestic grossing horror film of all-time. Upon its initial release in 1973, “The Exorcist” grossed $193 million domestically, followed by an additional $39.9 million from two director’s cut releases in 2000 and 2010, for a total of $232.9 million. “It” currently has $228.4 million after adding $4.2 million on Monday and $5.3 million on Tuesday. The movie should easily pass “The Exorcist” record this week — as early as Wednesday night. “It” is the highest grossing R-Rated film of 2017 so far. While expected to »

- Jeremy Fuster

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Disappointing August 2017 Closed Out the Worst Summer Movie Season in Over 10 Years

15 hours ago | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

As the September box office attempts to get 2017 back on track*the month is currently up 14% compared to last year*the chapter ends on what was a dismal August 2017 at the domestic box office. August was the fourth month in a row to show a decline compared to the previous year, all of which contributed to the worst Summer movie season in over ten years, in which the total summer gross failed to top $4 billion for the first time since 2006. August 2017 wrapped up as the worst August in twenty years with calendar grosses delivering a combined $657.7 million from 225 movies, 35.5% behind last year's gross and failing to top $700 million for the first time since 2000. Thanks to the continued performance of Annabelle: Creation, which just topped $100 million domestically yesterday, the month did deliver a $100+ million earner, a feat that looked as if it might not happen not too long ago. Annabelle also »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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'It' Remains #1 with $60M Second Weekend, Floating to September Record

17 September 2017 9:22 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

After just eight days in release, WB and New Line's It became the highest grossing September release of all-time, two days later it added another $40 million to that total for an impressive $60 million second weekend and nearly $220 million in just ten days. The horror film's performance vastly overshadowed the weekend's two new wide releases that saw Lionsgate and CBS Films's American Assassin deliver respectable results in second place while Paramount's release of Darren Aronofsky's mother! suffered greatly, finishing in third and receiving a disastrous "F" CinemaScore from opening day audiences. With an estimated $60 million this weekend, WB and New Line's It brought its domestic cume to $218.7 million after just ten days in release. As already mentioned, that makes it the largest September release ever, topping 1986's Crocodile Dundee ($174.8m). That number, of course, is not adjusted for inflation. Adjusted for inflation, however, It still finishes within the top »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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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.

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- Dave McNary

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'It' Actor Owen Teague Joins Gary Oldman in Supernatural Thriller 'Mary' (Exclusive)

15 September 2017 2:28 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Owen Teague, hot off his flaming appearance in the box office horror hit It, is joining Gary Oldman in Mary, the supernatural thriller from Tucker Tooley Entertainment and Entertainment One.

Michael Goi, the cinematographer and director for American Horror Story and Salem, will direct the feature.

Mary centers on a struggling family that buys an old ship at auction with the high hopes of starting a charter business, only to discover its horrifying secrets on the isolated open waters.

Oldman is playing the father who captains the doomed boat. Teague will play the boat’s second-in-command, a Florida surf punk that Oldman has taken under »

- Borys Kit

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Box Office: ‘It’ Will Easily Repeat No. 1 Over Newcomers ‘Mother!’ and ‘American Assassin’

13 September 2017 3:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After “It’s” stunning performance last weekend, there is no question: the killer clown will once again float to the top of the box office charts.

New Line’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel shattered records with a $123 million debut — the biggest opening ever for the month of September. Even with a steep 60% drop, the movie would make about $50 million, which would certainly be enough to top the fresh competition. Since its opening weekend, “It” has earned $8.8 million on Monday and $11.4 million on Tuesday — the later figure is a record among horror movies and for the month of September.

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While “It” has been praised by some horror fans for its hard R rating, the MPAA attribution is shared by this weekend’s two new wide release entries. Starting with “American Assassin,” a joint production between CBS Films and Lionsgate. The adaptation of Vince Flynn’s 2010 novel of the »

- Seth Kelley

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‘It’ Producer’s Remake of BBC Series ‘Murder’ Lands at CBS

13 September 2017 12:23 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

CBS is developing a remake of the BBC series “Murder” with “It” producer Dan Lin.

Amanda Green (“Lethal Weapon”) is writing and executive producing the drama series, which received a put pilot order. This new take on the BBC investigative drama is shot like a true-crime documentary and follows multiple perspectives. »

- Ryan Gajewski

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‘It’: Georgie Actor Jackson Robert Scott Dressed in His Yellow Slicker For a Spooky Saturday Screening

11 September 2017 11:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

While “It” bagged the record for biggest horror film opener of all time this weekend, scoring $123 million in domestic ticket sales, there’s no doubt that moviegoers seeing the horror film had some nerves beforehand. But perhaps if they’d known that actor Jackson Robert Scott, 8, would be attending their screening as Georgie, the horror flick might’ve appeared a bit more manageable.

According to ScreenRant, the adorable actor decided to show up to an Alamo Drafthouse screening in Phoenix, Arizona this past Saturday donning his character’s essentials — a yellow raincoat and galoshes four times his size, accompanied a red balloon and a paper sailboat.

Scott’s appearance confirmed that everyone, even those starring in it, are geeking out about the film’s release. Scott’s character, Georgie, is undoubtedly integral to the film itself: His scene at the storm drain with Pennywise the Dancing Clown isn’t just »

- Raelyn Giansanti

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‘It,’ ‘Split’ and ‘Get Out’: Horror’s Star Continues to Rise at the Box Office

10 September 2017 2:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“You’ll float too.”

The catchy tag line for the new film adaptation of Stephen King’s “It” might also apply to the egos of those behind the record-shattering box office hit (which must be about as inflated as Pennywise’s balloon). In its opening weekend, the R-rated horror film is expected to earn $117 million in North America. That’s the biggest opening ever during the month of September, and for a horror movie.

Jeff Goldstein, the distribution chief at Warner Bros., said he initially hoped for a launch around the film’s production budget — in the $30 million to $40 million range. “That would have been a marvelous,” he told Variety on a call Sunday morning. “After we dropped the first trailer, we realized we had something special. It really took the zeitgeist by storm.”

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Without discounting the marketing — which certainly played a key role »

- Seth Kelley

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Stephen King’s ‘It’ Launches With Monster $179 Million at Worldwide Box Office

10 September 2017 12:32 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It” is terrorizing the box office all over the world.

Warner Bros. and New Line’s adaptation of the Stephen King book is launching to $179 million worldwide, including a record-breaking $117 million North American debut. The movie is taking in an impressive $62 million from 46 territories abroad.

“It” was directed by Andy Muschietti, who is already being courted for another installment. Bill Skarsgard stars as Pennywise the Clown, who terrorizes young children in Derry, Maine. The rest of the cast includes Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton, and Jackson Robert Scott in supporting roles.

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Box Office: Stephen King’s ‘It’ Smashes Records With Massive $117 Million Opening

The R-rated horror pic took in $12.3 million in the U.K., accounting for 82% of the market there. Other top territories include Russia ($6.7 million), Australia ($5.9 million), and Brazil ($5.6 million).

But while “It” is the most exciting new release of the weekend, it »

- Seth Kelley

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'It' Devours Competition with Record-Breaking $117 Million Opening

10 September 2017 8:49 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

With a monster, $117 million opening weekend Warner Bros. and New Line's It has delivered a record-breaking opening, breathing a little life back into the slumping domestic box office. The film has claimed the largest September opening, largest fall opening, the largest opening for an R-rated horror film, not to mention the largest opening weekend for a horror film of any MPAA rating, and tops Open Road's new release Home Again in second place by nearly $110 million. Overall, the film accounted for more than 75% of the combined gross for the weekend's top twelve, and we've only just begun. With an estimated $117 million, WB and New Line's It, an adaptation of the acclaimed Stephen King novel, claimed the weekend's #1 spot with ease, besting Open Road's new release of Home Again in second place by nearly $110 million, the fifth largest gap between first and second place all-time. The film also dusted the previous »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Box Office: Stephen King’s ‘It’ Smashes Records With Massive $117 Million Opening

10 September 2017 7:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It” came; “It” saw; “It” conquered.

New Line’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel is officially shattering box office records during its opening weekend. The R-rated horror film should make a whopping $117.2 million from 4,103 locations, far surpassing earlier expectations.

“It’s” opening is mostly unprecedented, crushing the record for largest September opening set by “Hotel Transylvania 2” in 2015 with $48.5 million, and the biggest opening weekend banked by a horror or supernatural film — “Paranormal Activity 3” earned $52.6 million in 2011. When it comes to R-rated movie openings, “It” falls only to “Deadpool,” which changed the game in 2016 with a massive $132.4 million opening. This, during a weekend when Hurricane Irma threatens huge portions of Florida and Georgia, which could dent attendance by as much as 5%.

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The movie comes courtesy of Argentine director Andy Muschietti, who is known for the 2013 horror film “Mama.” Bill Skarsgard stars as Pennywise the Clown, which »

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Box Office: ‘It’ Will See a Monster $103 Million Weekend

9 September 2017 7:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The two-month domestic box office drought has ended emphatically with New Line’s horror-thriller “It” heading for a massive opening weekend of an estimated $103 million at 4,103 North American sites.

It’s the biggest domestic launch since “Spider-Man: Homecoming” opened with $117 million on July 7-9 and the fifth best launch weekend of 2017 after “Beauty and the Beast,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Wonder Woman.”

Based on the 1986 Stephen King horror novel, “It” is attracting moviegoers in numbers far above earlier forecasts, which were in the $65 million to $75 million range. The R-rated title, which focuses on a group of adolescent friends  battling a small town’s demon, is the 47th movie to open above $100 million domestically.

“It” wound up with $51 million on Friday, which included a stellar $13.5 million from Thursday night previews — the third-largest preview number for 2017, trailing only Disney’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

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- Dave McNary

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Could ‘It’ Float a Franchise? Pennywise Looks Like a Smart Investment

8 September 2017 2:10 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

There were always plans for the new film “It” to get a sequel — the Stephen King adaptation tells only the first half of the story of seven kids from Derry, Maine, who do battle with the dancing clown Pennywise.  But with “It” beating box-office expectations, analysts are already whispering one of Hollywood’s most-beloved words: Franchise. King’s 1986 novel “It” weighs in at more than 1,100 pages, and has already inspired a 1990 TV miniseries starring Tim Curry as Pennywise. The novel may have enough material to inspire more adaptations — and not just on the big screen. One huge question mark is the. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Box Office: ‘It’ Creeping to Massive $85 Million Weekend

8 September 2017 1:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Line’s scarefest “It” is heading for a dominant opening weekend with $85 million at 4,103 North American sites, early estimates showed Friday.

That’s well above expectations, which had been around $65 to $75 million. “It” broke out on Thursday night with $13.5 million preview number — the third-largest for 2017, trailing only Disney’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and “Beauty and the Beast,” and the largest gross for a horror movie, an R-rated title, a September release and a film based on a Stephen King book.

The impact of Hurricane Irma will hold down moviegoing in the Southeast this weekend with the massive storm expected hit Florida and Georgia late Saturday. Irma could dent weekend attendance by as much as 5%.

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Friday afternoon estimates for “It” ranged from the $82 million to nearly $100 million for the weekend, which should be the first in two months to wind up above the »

- Dave McNary

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Box Office: ‘It’ Scores Record $13.5 Million on Thursday Night

8 September 2017 7:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Line’s “It” has opened to a monster $13.5 million on Thursday night.

The North American preview number for “It” is the third-largest for 2017, trailing only Disney’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” at $17 million, and “Beauty and the Beast,” with $16.3 million. It’s also the largest gross for a horror movie, for an R-rated title, for a September release, and for a film based on a Stephen King book.

Box office expectations have been sky-high for “It” following a dismal late summer, with forecasts of at least $65 million at 4,103 theaters. Some estimates are as high as $75 million.

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PostTrak data from comScore showed strong audience reaction to “It” previews, with 48% calling the movie “excellent” and another 38% rating it “very good.” A total of 60% said they would “definitely recommend” the film.

The R-rated movie is based on King’s 1986 novel, which focuses on a group of friends in »

- Dave McNary

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‘It’ Sequel Moves Ahead With Screenwriter Gary Dauberman

7 September 2017 9:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Line is making strides on the “It” sequel[/link], hiring writer Gary Dauberman to work on the script.

Andy Muschietti, who directed “It,” is expected to return for the second installment, although he has not closed a deal yet. 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 New Line movie, which opens Friday, centers on the children, while the upcoming film will follow them into adulthood.

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Stephen King’s ‘It’ to Jolt Box Office With Monster Opening

“It” is expected to be king of the box office, opening to $65 million — with estimates as high as $75 million — which would set a September record.

Dauberman is one of three writers credited on “It,” along »

- Dave McNary

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Box-Office Preview: Stephen King's 'It' to Scare Up Record September Opening

7 September 2017 6:40 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Thank Stephen King for kicking off the fall box office in fine style following a dismal summer.

If prerelease tracking is right, the film adaptation It looks to scare up a record opening for the month of September. Tracking services show the New Line and Warner Bros. release opening between $65 million-$75 million domestically.

Insiders at Warner Bros. are being more conservative in suggesting $60 million-$65 million, noting the movie's R-rating.

Directed by Argentine filmmaker Andy Muschietti (Mama), It tells the story of the Losers' Club, a group of socially misfit children, who battle the demonic Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Bill »

- Pamela McClintock

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Stephen King’s ‘It’ to Jolt Box Office With Monster Opening

6 September 2017 1:37 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The summer box office was an absolute circus. Apparently, all it needed was a clown.

Enter “It,” Warner Bros. and New Line’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel, which is expected to scare audiences back into theaters with a record-breaking opening. A $65 million opening is expected from 4,000 locations (3,500 spots for Thursday previews). Since early tracking pegged the movie at a $50 million opening in mid-August, the expected sum has only floated higher — some current tracking indicates an opening as high as $75 million. So all signs point to a major win for the R-rated horror pic, which was made for about an estimated $35 million.

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An opening of that magnitude is mostly unprecedented. Take, for example, the record for largest September opening set by “Hotel Transylvania 2” in 2015 with $48.5 million. Or the biggest opening weekend banked by a horror or supernatural film — “Paranormal Activity 3” earned $52.6 million in 2011. The numbers hold up »

- Seth Kelley

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