'IT' Has Absolutely Smashed Multiple Box Office Records

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One of the most highly anticipated horror movies of 2017, the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s IT certainly hasn’t disappointed. 

Not only is it a hit with both critics and audiences (it has 89% on Rotten Tomatoes), but it’s broken numerous box office records, making it one of the most commercially successful horror movies of all time.

With a staggering $117 million opening weekend, IT has easily claimed the world records for largest September opening, largest Fall opening, and largest opening for an R-rated horror movie.

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In fact, after Deadpool (which made $132 million in its opening weekend), IT has the largest opening for any R-rated movie.

It gets even more impressive. After just three days in cinemas, IT is the fifth highest grossing R-rated horror movie of all time. Only The Exorcist, Get Out, The Blair Witch Project and The Conjuring have made more money.

We’re guessing that IT will shoot up that list pretty swiftly…

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The movie has – unsurprisingly – already been green-lit for a sequel, which will take place 27 years after the events of IT.

Called IT: Chapter Two, it will reportedly see the Losers Club – as adults – split up and living their separate lives when a “devastating phone call” conspires to bring them back together, and back to where IT all started…

If you haven’t watched IT: Chapter One yet, you can check out the trailer here:

Let us know what you think in the comments! 

Images via Warner Bros. 

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