It Chapter Two doesn’t beat its predecessor, but scares up huge win

New Line Cinema’s horror thriller "IT CHAPTER TWO,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Brooke Palmer.
New Line Cinema’s horror thriller "IT CHAPTER TWO,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Brooke Palmer. /

It Chapter Two has been scaring up some large figures at the box office, but it’s not enough to beat its predecessor. Did you see the sequel in theaters?

The first part of the Stephen King reboot, It Chapter One, gathered up over $100 million, breaking several records, including the highest grossing R-rated horror title of all-time. Behind It, are The Exorcist, Get Out, Us, and Halloween (2018). Will It Chapter Two eventually catch up to it? At the moment, it’s at No. 17, with a sweet $91 million.

Did you catch Chapter Two of the haunting Pennywise in theaters? While it didn’t beat the first part, $91 million is rather impressive and that number will only continue to grow as we get closer to the fall. Not to mention, the movie doesn’t have much competition coming its way.

There are a few highly anticipated movies such as Joker and Hustlers, and Doctor Sleep will want to scare up a share of audiences seeking thrills, but other than that, It Chapter Two will continue haunting moviegoers until it leaves theaters. If you haven’t seen the movie, do you plan to soon?

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At Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has a 64% score from critics and 81% from audiences. If you want our opinion, critics are being too harsh. Fans of the movie have it right in this case (and more often than not, anyway).

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On the top 10, you’ll also find Angel Has Fallen has dropped to No. 2 with $6 million. The R-rated comedy, Good Boys, settles for third with $5.3 million, and Hobbs & Shaw makes it to No. 6 with $3.7 million. How long do you think It will rule the box office?

Here are the top 10 movies of the weekend, from Sept. 6 to Sept. 8: 

  1. It Chapter Two: $91 million
  2. Angel Has Fallen: $6 million
  3. Good Boys: $5.3 million
  4. The Lion King: $4.1 million
  5. Overcomer: $3.7 million
  6. Hobbs & Shaw: $3.7 million
  7. The Peanut Butter Falcon: $2.2 million
  8. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: $2.2 million
  9. Ready or Not: $2.2 million
  10. Dora and the Lost City of Gold: $2.1 million

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Up next, Hustlers and The Goldfinch premiere in theaters Sept. 13. What will you be watching?