New Line’s “IT: Chapter Two” is the sole wide release this week and the decks are being cleared for the follow-up to the 2017 Stephen King adaptation which became an event movie-sized hit.
Thursday night previews are reportedly estimated to have taken in a $10-11 million haul. Those figures have it just behind the $13.5 million its predecessor took in – even as the sequel began its previews a few hours earlier and on a wider scale.
Reviews for the new film are much more mixed overall compared to the mostly glowing ones for the first. The 2017 movie stands at 86% on Rotten Tomatoes while the sequel is hovering around 68%. Early estimates are “IT: Chapter Two” will come in around $100 million domestically and over $200 million globally.
Source: Box-Office Mojo