IT scares up $13.5 million at Thursday previews!
New Line Cinema‘s IT earned an impressive $13.5 million at Thursday previews, which marks the largest ever pre-show earnings for a horror movie, the largest for an R-rated movie (beating Deadpool‘s $12.7 million), the largest September pre-show, and largest pre-show for a movie based on a Stephen King book! The film was made for about $35 million. We’ll have more on the IT box office this weekend, stay tuned.
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
Directed by Andy Muschietti, IT stars Bill Skarsgård as the story’s central villain, Pennywise the clown. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip), Sophia Lillis (37), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming Cops and Robbers), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween) and Nicholas Hamilton (Captain Fantastic).
A sequel to IT is already in the works with Gary Dauberman writing the script. Muschietti is expected to return, but he hasn’t signed a deal yet.
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