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‘It’ just had the biggest opening for a horror movie of all time

September 10 2017, 4:07 PM EDT By Kika Chatterjee


Donald Trump being banned from seeing It didn't stop the movie from breaking box office records—the Stephen King horror film raked in $117.2 million in North America alone during its opening weekend.

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film also pulled in a hefty $62 million from overseas audiences. 

Not only is it the biggest opening for a horror film ever, having just beat out previous record-holder Paranormal Activity 3—it's also the biggest for any Stephen King adaptation, whose body of adaptations also includes The Shining

The profits on It beat out Spiderman: Homecoming by a narrow $200K, and sits behind Beauty And The Beast and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 for the biggest release of the year. 

It also ranks as the second biggest opening for an R-rated film of all time, right behind Deadpool

Did you see It? Think it deserved the title? Let us know in the comments. 

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