The film adaptation of half of Stephen King’s iconic novel “IT” has pushed past “The Exorcist” to become the highest-grossing R-rated horror film domestically after just two weeks in release.
“IT” has earned $236.3 million stateside, passing the $232.9 million haul of ‘Exorcist’ including that film’s two re-releases combined into the original’s gross. These figures aren’t adjusted for inflation though.
By the end of the weekend, “IT” is expected to pass “I Am Legend,” “Jaws” and possibly “The Sixth Sense” in the next few weeks to become the highest-grossing scary film there aside from “Jurassic Park” and “Jurassic World”.
The film is also now the ninth highest-grossing R-rated release in history and the highest-grossing September release.