‘It: Chapter 2’ Floats to #1 with $185 Million Global Debut

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and New Line’s It: Chapter Two kicked off the fall box office season with a strong, $91 million debut.

The performance easily topped the weekend box office, finishing ahead of the second place film by $85 million.

While the performance trails the first film’s $123 million opening back in 2017, it is still within studio expectations and ranks as the second largest horror opening of all-time while 2017’s It remains to be the only horror film to ever open with more than $100 million.

It: Chapter Two and its predecessor now rank as the first and second largest openings for both a horror film as well as the first and second largest September openings of all-time.

Interestingly enough, one reason Chapter Two may have fallen short of its predecessor would appear to be the film’s inability to attract a female audience similar to the first film and most horror films nowadays, which tend to be majority female,

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