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‘It’ is now the highest-grossing horror film of all time

September 23 2017, 8:29 PM EDT By Whitney Paxton


Stephen King's It is now the highest-grossing horror film of all time, surprassing The Exorcist only two weeks after it's release. 

Check out this blockbuster's killer stats below.

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The Stephen King adaptation has earned an impressive $236.3 million stateside with The Exorcist grossing in $232.9 million, making It the highest-grossing horror film domestically. The Exorcist still holds the title for highest-grossing horror film internationally, pulling in $441.3 million globally to It's 404.3 million. 

There's still plenty to celebrate considering The Exorcist made it's money in 1973, meaning it's record doesn't take inflation into account. The 70's horror film also had two director's cut re-releases, but King's adaptation still managed to break it's domestic record.  

It is expected to shatter even more records as it continues it's box office run, already sitting at the ninth highest-grossing R-rated release in history and the highest-grossing September release. 

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