‘It: Chapter Two’ Scares Up $10.5 Million on Thursday Night

It-Chapter-Two-2019-movie-posters/”>It: Chapter Two” has launched impressively with $10.5 million domestically in Thursday night preview showings.The figure is $3 million less than the $13.5 million preview gross from “It” two years ago, when the horror adaptation stunned the industry with a $123 million opening weekend.Warner Bros.’ much-anticipated sequel is kicking off the fall movie season amid sky-high expectations, and could debut with $85 million to $90 million from 4,570 domestic locations.

That number is short of its predecessor’s bullish start, but the R-rated film will likely surpass the opening for last year’s “Halloween,” which scored $76 million for the second-biggest horror movie launch of all time.Rival studios have backed away from taking on “It: Chapter Two,” leaving it as the lone nationwide release this weekend in what’s the widest domestic opening ever for an R-rated title.

Based on the second half of Stephen King’s 1986 novel, “It: Chapter Two” picks up 27 years after

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