“IT” Sequel Strong Yet Soft At Box-Office

First It Chapter 2 Trailer On Thursday

Pennywise opened softer than expected at the weekend box-office with “IT: Chapter Two” taking in a superb $91 million domestically and a further $94 million internationally for a global debut of $185 million. For a near three-hour R-rated horror film, those are incredible numbers.

That said, the sequel was down compared to the 2017 original by a notable margin of 27% – the first film debuting to $123 million two years ago. Even so, the “IT” sequel is still well ahead of the third-highest opening weekend for a horror movie which was 2013’s “World War Z” with $66.4 million.

“Angel Has Fallen” fell 49% to second place with an estimated $6 million, with a total of $53.46 million domestically so far. “Good Boys” was third with $5.39 million.

In other box-office news, “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” continues soaring overseas with its global box-office total now at a massive $719 million – pretty much ensuring a sequel. “Hobbs & Shaw” has been a massive hit in China in particular with $184 million to date.

Source: Box-Office Mojo