‘It’ is no loser at the box office, breaks records

It’s so nice to be wrong sometimes. This weekend was absolutely massive at the box office, as one new release over-performed in the biggest of ways. Here’s what went down:


Stephen King’s It broke box office records this weekend, as it debut in first place with an estimated $123 million. Along with critical raves, It had the best first day showing ever for an R-rated film ($51 million), and the best ever Thursday night preview for an R-rated film ($13.5 million). It is the second-biggest R-rated opening ever, only trailing behind Deadpool’s $132.4 million record, set in 2016. It is the biggest horror story of the year, and bodes more than well for the 2019 release of It: Chapter Two of the saga.

As for the rest of the top five, Reese Witherspoon’s Home Again had a lacklustre debut in second place, bringing in an estimated $8.6 million. The Hitman’s Bodyguard was in third place with $4.9 million, while Annabelle: Creation was right behind it in fourth place with $4 million, Wind River closed things out in fifth with just $2 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) It – $65 million
2) Home Again – $10 million
3) The Hitman’s Bodyguard – $6 million
4) Wind River – $4.5 million
5) Leap! – $3.5 million

And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:

1) It – $123 million
2) Home Again – $8.6 million
3) The Hitman’s Bodyguard – $4.9 million
4) Annabelle: Creation – $4 million
5) Wind River – $2 million

Next weekend sees the release of American Assassin and mother!. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!



About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on September 10, 2017, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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