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UPDATE: IT nabs biggest horror movie opening of all time w/ $123 million!

09.10.2017by: Mike Sprague

UPDATE: Turns out IT scored $6 million more than even the highest expectations, finishing the weekend will a mind-blowing $123 million opening weekend! Go, Loser's Club!

It was just the other day that we let you guys know that STEPHEN KING'S IT beat DEADPOOL's massive Thursday night box-office record and today we have news that the film has scored the highest R-rated horror movie opening of all time.

After grabbing a Friday gross of $51 million, IT is now expected to finish out the weekend with a staggering $117 million

To put this into perspective, the previous record-holder for highest R-rated horror movie opening of all time was PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 with $52.5 million back in 2011. IT just more than doubled that. 

While estimates for IT say that the film didn't break DEADPOOL'S $135 million opening weekend (making it the highest opening for an R-rated film) IT does now hold second place on that list. 

Crazier still is that IT also now stands as the fifth highest grossing R-rated horror movie of all time - after just THREE DAYS of release.

Did you check out IT this weekend? Do you plan to see it twice? Let us know what you think by hitting us up in the new comments section below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

IT synopsis:

A group of young kids faces their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

IT is directed by Andrés Muschietti from a script by Chase Palmer & Cary Joji Fukunaga and Gray Dauberman, based on the novel by Stephen King.

The film stars Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, Nicholas Hamilton, Owen Teague, Javier Botet, Steven Williams, and Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

IT is now playing in theaters nationwide!

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Extra Tidbit: Have you seen IT yet? How many times?
Source: Box Office Mojo

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