Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

It breaks another box office record

It breaks another box office record

The 'IT' movie is now the biggest horror movie opening of all time, more than doubling the previous record set by Paranormal Activity 3 back in 2011. Previously Deadpool held the record for biggest preview gross for an R rated horror film.

The latest adaptation of Stephen King's It dominated the box office over the weekend, raking in a whopping $123 million domestically.

"We couldn't be more thrilled with the results, and congratulate New Line Cinema, director Andy Muschietti and his phenomenal cast and crew on this fantastic opening". And now Entertainment Weekly has dug up new details on what we suppose is a sequel, but is probably more accurately described as a continuation.

"Let's face it, people love horror movies, and within the darkened walls of a movie theater, the communal electricity that is created by a bunch of people being scared out of their wits is nearly as fun as the movie itself; this is why the film has obliterated expectations and is setting records".

A red balloon foreshadows the approach of Pennywise and becomes a recurring symbol of fear, building the anticipation as the audience waits to see who the clown's next victim will be. Andy adds that the kid elements in the next movie won't just be brief throwbacks, but "they're a very big part of the action". "If the second movie happens, I really want to recover the dialogue between the two timelines that the book had". He stays to watch for the return of Pennywise while working as a librarian, and staying behind, he ends up taking the brunt of Pennywise's powers. Possessing a brilliant ensemble of characters, but also delivering soul-shaking scares, this is so much more than your average horror movie.

"My idea of Mike in the second movie is quite darker from the book", the filmmaker revealed, referring to the kid who doesn't escape from Pennywise. "I guess they kind of want to keep sort of an illusion that Pennywise is not played by an actor".

"It starts with a brilliant story from Stephen King", Goldstein said of the movie.

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