HOLLYWOOD—Everyone knew the sequel to the 2017 hit “It” would draw big numbers at the box-office. The question everyone wanted to know is rather the flick would surpass its predecessor in terms or box-office receipts. “It: Chapter Two” had a big weekend taking in over $91 million during its first three days in theaters. It falls short of the $123 million debut of its predecessor. However, the sequel holds the second highest debut of a horror movie ever, with 2018’s “Halloween” falling in third place with a little over $76 million.
The sequel also took in over $90 million overseas, and has since earned a worldwide total over $180 million. In a very distant second place was previous box-office champion “Angel Has Fallen” with $6 million. The third entry in the Gerard Butler franchise has grossed over $53 million at the domestic box-office. Landing in third place was the comedy “Good Boys” with $5.3 million. Since its release the comedy has earned $66 million at the domestic box-office.
Fourth place was a victory for “The Lion King” which earned $4.1 million pushing its domestic gross to near $530 million since its release on July 19. Rounding out the top five was the inspirational flick “Overcomer” with $3.7 million. This weekend sees the release of the drama “Hustlers” starring Jennifer Lopez. Will it be any competition for “It: Chapter Two?” I don’t think so, so expect horror to remain supreme at the box-office for a second weekend in a row.