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IT Movie Shatters Opening Night Box Office Record Previously Held by ‘Deadpool’

If you thought people weren’t going to go see IT, you thought wrong.

The film just shattered a Box Office office record previously held by 2016’s Deadpool – as reported by The Wrap:

Stephen King’s “It” is exactly the jolt the box office needed after the worst Labor Day weekend at the box office since the Clinton administration, as the hotly anticipated horror film pulled in a whopping $13.5 million in Thursday night showings, making it the largest horror, R-rated and September pre-show result of all time, as well as the biggest Thursday preview for any of King’s adaptations.

The report also goes on to say that the film could shatter the all time September Box Office opening record:

“It” also has a great chance to set the all-time September opening weekend record, currently held by “Hotel Transylvania 2” with $48.4 million. Studio and independent projections have the horror film making $60-65 million this weekend from 4,103 screens. Another King adaptation, Sony’s “The Dark Tower,” flopped earlier this summer. Now, “It” proves the horror maestro can still scare up a crowd, breaking “Deadpool’s” record for an R-rated Thursday preview.

I definitely wouldn’t be surprised as the film was one I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time, and can definitely say it lived up to the massive expectations I had going into the screening.

It shattered Stephen King’s expectations:

“I had hopes, but I was not prepared for how good it really was. It’s something that’s different, and at the same time, it’s something that audiences are gonna relate to. They’re gonna like the characters. To me, it’s all about character. If you like the characters… if you care… the scares generally work. I’m sure my fans will enjoy the movie. I think they’re gonna really enjoy the movie. And I think some of them will go back two or three times and actually savor the thing. I went back and saw it a second time, and I felt I was seeing things the second time through that I missed the first time.”

He added:

“Let’s just say I had strong hopes for the movie, because I knew Andy’s work from Mama, and I thought he was a really, really talented director. And I also loved the idea of concentrating on the kids’ half of the story. Skarsgard was great as Pennywise, and he’s got big shoes to fill. Let’s face it. Because people remember Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown, and they remember the look that Pennywise had.”

The film is currently playing everywhere.

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