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|January 16, 2018|
Stephen King’s ‘It’ smashes movie records
HOLLYWOOD - “It” came; “It” saw; “It” conquered.
The adaptation of Stephen King’s novel is officially shattering box office records during its opening week. The R-rated horror film should make a whopping $117.2 million, far surpassing earlier expectations. That would give “It” the third-largest opening weekend of 2017.
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, who terrorizes young children in Derry, Maine. The rest of the cast includes youngsters Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton, and Jackson Robert Scott in supporting roles.
“Home Again” trails far behind in second place. The Reese Witherspoon-led romantic comedy debuted at 2,940 locations. The $15 million project was directed by Hallie Meyer-Shyer, the daughter of Nancy Meyers, who also worked on the film as a producer. The story centers on Witherspoon’s character — a mother of two who unexpectedly has three young men come to live with her following a recent separation from her husband.
“Hitman’s Bodyguard” is landing in third place after winning the domestic box office for the past three weeks.
“Annabelle: Creation” is next and “Wind River” caps the top five. (Source: Variety)
Story Date: September 17, 2017