“IT” Tracking For $50M Opening Weekend

The R-rated film adaptation of Stephen King’s “IT” is tracking for an opening of over $50 million which, if it holds, would be the biggest September opening of all time.

To date, “Hotel Transylvania 2” has held the biggest September opening record with $48 million. Warners insiders are more cautious, saying a $40-$45 million opening due to the rating, time of year and the recently very sluggish box-office.

Andres Muschietti helms the film which follows seven children who are terrorized by a being that exploits the fears of its victims, most often taking the form of a clown (Bill Skarsgard) in order to lure young children into the sewer.

Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman penned the script.

Source: Heat Vision