With the 2017 first part becoming the biggest horror film of all time, it comes as little surprise that New Line’s “IT: Chapter Two” is headed for a domestic opening similar to the original’s $123.4 million debut weekend.
Anticipation and tracking estimates for the film have come in and have it either a little lower than or on par with the first film with their lowest estimates at $95 million, though most are hovering around $110-120 million.
Both it and the original film are playing more like a tentpole event film than a horror feature, and the fact that they launch in the first post-Labor Day weekend – a traditional dead spot on the calendar – makes these record numbers all the more impressive.
The film’s final runtime has also been revealed and it’s a little longer than even previous estimates suggested – the film clocks in at 169 minutes (2hrs 49mins). The follow-up sees the Loser Club as adults as they return to Derry as adults to finally kill Pennywise once and for all.
“IT: Chapter Two” opens everywhere September 6th.