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“It” Obliterates Competition At US Weekend Box Office

“It” also set new records for a September release and an R-rated horror film.

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In grossing an estimated $117.2 million at the US weekend box office, the critically acclaimed “It” remake set the all-time record for a September opening. It also more than doubled the previous record (“Paranormal Activity 3,” $52.5 million) for R-rated horror films.

Suffice it to say, it absolutely obliterated its competition at this weekend’s box office.

“Home Again,” the #2 film, distantly trailed with just $9.0 million.

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” follows at #3 with $4.9 million (cume now $64.9 million), while “Annabelle: Creation” takes #4 on the strength of $4.0 million (cume now $96.3 million).

“Wind River,” which grabs #5, added $3.2 million to its haul (cume now $25.0 million).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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