“It” is unstoppable at the box office. Fandango figures for the hit movie are the best the online ticket seller has seen for second-week sales of any horror movie, ever.
The film starring Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Clown is on the top of the Fanticipation chart, with the buzz indicator being at 89 out of 100 points. It is also double the second week sales of the next closest high-performing horror movie, “Get Out.”
“‘It’ isn’t clowning around as it continues to attract new fans and repeat viewers,” said Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “Horror has never been hotter at the box office, especially smart, well-crafted thrillers like ‘It’ that break new ground. We can expect to see ‘It’ remaining a King-size hit for the rest of the month.”
“It” opened last weekend to a record-breaking $123 million. It broke the record of the biggest September release and quickly became the top weekend opener for an R-rated horror movie, surpassing “Paranormal Activity 3.”
Since then, the movie has grossed $143.6 million at the domestic box office and surpassed the $200 million worldwide mark.
“It” is expected to stay in the No. 1 spot this weekend. Paramount’s “mother!” and CBS Films’ “American Assassin” are opening this weekend, both anticipated to earn around $14 million.
“It” was directed by Andy Muschietti and also stars Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Oleff, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs and Sophia Lillis.