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|September 19, 2019|
“It” gives box office much-needed jolt
HOLLYWOOD - “It: Chapter Two” is delivering a promising start to fall after a lackluster summer movie-going season.
The follow-up ranks as the second-best horror opening in history with $91 million. It’s the second-highest debut for the month of September. The original “It” in 2017 stands as the most successful horror film to date with $700 million worldwide.
“It: Chapter Two” clocks in at a lengthy two hours and 50 minutes, nearly 30 minutes longer than the first film delivering all the horror audiences are craving.
Based on the second half of Stephen King’s doorstop of a novel, “It: Chapter Two” picks up 27 years after the Losers’ Club thought they rid their small town of the terrifying clown known as Pennywise. When the sewer-dwelling, shapeshifting demon resurfaces, the unlikely heroes return to their hometown of Derry, Maine to get rid of the evil force once and for all.
In a very distant second place this week is Lionsgate and Millennium’s “Angel Has Fallen”.
“Good Boys” landed at No. 3. Disney’s “The Lion King” nabbed fourth place.
Sony’s faith-based “Overcomer” is in a tight race with Universal’s “Hobbs & Shaw” for the fifth slot.
Story Date: September 14, 2019