Weekend Box Office: 'It' Scares Up Massive $123M U.S. Bow


The film adaptation of Stephen King's novel shattered numerous records, including landing the biggest opening ever for a horror movie; 'Home Again' stalls, while Charlie Sheen drama '9/11' bombs.

There is nothing clownish about New Line Cinema and Warner Bros.' It, which grossed a massive $123.1 million from 4,103 theaters in its North American box-office debut over the weekend. The horror film is also a hit overseas, launching to record $62 million from 46 markets for a global start of $185.1 million.

On Sunday, It's opening weekend was an estimated $117.2 million, but a better-than-expected Sunday pushed the number higher. Warners was being cautious Sunday because of Hurricane Irma, and the beginning of the football season.