Initially I heard projections of $40 Million then $65-75 million for opening weekend but “IT” shattered all expectations. The movie is an adaption of the Stephen King novel from 1986 and surpassed all predictions and devoured the competition and scared up $117.2 Million in The US and Canada and $179 Million world wide. Amazing numbers for an R rated movie that cost $35 Million to make from New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Scenes were filmed in Riverdale, Toronto, Port Hope and Oshawa. You will probably avoid sewers and have a fear of red balloons and clowns after watching “IT.” I’ve already seen it twice including a media screening and an advanced public screening presented by Z1035 last Wednesday at Cineplex Cinemas. I also had to opportunity to interview the young talented members of the “Losers Clubs” at Fan Expo last Friday at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre including Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Oleff and Chosen Jacobs. The “IT Movie” delivered a record-breaking weekend with the largest September opening, largest Fall opening, the largest opening for an R-rated horror film, not to mention the largest opening weekend for a horror film of any MPAA rating. In second place was “Home Again” with just over 9 Million and the former Number 1, The Hitman’s Bodyguard slipped to third place with $4.8 Million. The horror film’s debut was the widest opening ever for an R rated film and the second largest opening for an R-rated movie behind “Deadpool” $132.4 million opening last February. The “IT Movie” could have done even better but 175 theaters were closed in Florida because of Hurricane Irma. Official weekend numbers will be released Monday.
Source: Box Office Mojo
Video from Warner Bro Pictures via Youtube
TONY MONACO: ADVANCE SCREENING of IT Movie at Cineplex Cinemas Yonge and Eglington Toronto presented by Z1035. Check out #ITMovie in theatres everywhere Friday!
Posted by Z103.5 on Wednesday, September 6, 2017