The IT movie revamp has become North America’s highest-grossing horror film in package office history.
The new version of the Stephen Ruler thriller, starring Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise, the frightening clown who haunts a little town, hit theaters for previews on September 7th before its vast release on September 8th.
IT broke multiple details as it debuted at number one during its opening weekend, rating the highest-grossing horror film debut ever sold with $117.2 million, as well as acquiring the name of the biggest September opening ever before at the North American box office.
The remake, directed by Andy Muschietti, has extended to scare up a surprise, and on Thursday night, officially surpassed The Exorcist to steal the honor of the biggest horror film release in UNITED STATES history with a complete at this point of $236.3 million.
The Exorcist’s 1973 original and its own two succeeding director’s slice re-releases helped the supernatural thriller standard bank $232.9 million domestically, relating to TheWrap.com.
It’s prolonged success is all great news for Muschietti, who has recently started work on a follow-up.