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Theatrical Performance (US$)
Argentina Box Office $10,500,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $632,008,472Details
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Synopsis

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Argentina Releases: September 22nd, 2017 (Wide)
MPAA Rating: R for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language.
(Rating bulletin 2481 (Cert #51032), 6/21/2017)
Running Time: 135 minutes
Keywords: Killer Clowns, Creature Features, Maine, Reboot, Remake, Child Murderer, Death of a Sibling, Non-Chronological, Development Hell
Source:Remake
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Lin Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment, KatzSmith Productions, New Line Cinema
Production Countries: United States

Cast

Jaeden Lieberher    Bill Denbrough
Bill Skarsgård    Pennywise
Tatum Lee    Judith
Jeremy Ray Taylor    Ben Hanscom
Sophia Lillis    Beverly Marsh
Finn Wolfhard    Richie Tozier
Chosen Jacobs    Mike Hanlon
Jack Dylan Grazer    Eddie Kaspbrak
Wyatt Oleff    Stanley Uris
Nicholas Hamilton    Henry Bowers
Jake Sim    Reginald “Belch” Huggins
Logan Thompson    Victor “Vic” Criss
Owen Teague    Patrick Hockstetter
Jackson Robert Scott    George Denbrough
Stephen Bogaert    Alvin Marsh
Stuart Hughes    Oscar “Butch” Bowers
Geoffrey Pounsett    Zack Denbrough
Pip Dwyer    Sharon Denbrough
Molly Jane Atkinson    Sonia Kaspbrak
Steven Williams    Leroy Hanlon
Elizabeth Saunders    Mrs. Starret
Megan Charpentier    Greta Bowie
Joe Bostick    Mr. Keene
Ari Cohen    Rabbi Uris
Anthony Ulc    Joe the Butcher
Javier Botet    Hobo
Katie Lunman    Betty Ripsom
Carter Musselman    Headless Boy
Edie Inksetter    Hostess
Martha Gibson    Old Woman
Kasie Rayner    Field Hockey Girl #1
Isabelle Nelisse    Girl in Bathroom
Jocelyn Matika    Another Girl
Don Tripe    Old Man in Car
Liz Gordon    Old Woman in Car
Paige Rosamond    Dead Girl #1
Neil Crone    Chief Borton
Sonia Gascon    Mrs. Ripsom
Janet Porter    Stanley’s Mother
Memo Diaz Capt    4th of July Clown
Chantal Vachon    Girl in Magazine
Roberto Campanella    Organ Player Clown

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Andres Muschietti
Producer    Dan Lin
Producer    Roy Lee
Producer    David Katzenberg
Producer    Barbara Muschietti
Producer    Seth Grahame-Smith
Screenwriter    Chase Palmer
Screenwriter    Cary Fukunaga
Screenwriter    Gary Dauberman
Story based on “It” by    Stephen King
Executive Producer    Dave Neustradter
Executive Producer    Walter Hamada
Executive Producer    Richard Brener
Executive Producer    Toby Emmerich
Executive Producer    Marty P. Ewing
Executive Producer    Doug Davison
Executive Producer    Jon Silk
Executive Producer    Niija Kuykendall
Director of Photography    Chung-Hoon Chung
Production Designer    Claude Pare
Editor    Jason Ballantine
Music Supervisor    Dana Sano
Composer    Benjamin Wallfisch
Stunt Coordinator    Jamie Jones
Stunt Coordinator    Kelly Jones
Costume Designer    Janie Bryant
Casting Director    Rich Delia
Unit Production Manager    Robin M. Reelis
Unit Production Manager    Marty P. Ewing
First Assistant Director    Richard Cowan
Second Assistant Director    Penny Charter
Visual Effects Supervisor    Nicholas Brooks
Visual Effects Producer    Kendrick Wallace
Art Director    Peter Grundy
First Assistant Art Director    Paul Greenberg
First Assistant Art Director    Tania McGowan
First Assistant Art Director    Jeremy Gillespie
Set Decorator    Rosalie Board
Set Designer    Sorin Popescu
Set Designer    Eric Deros
Additional Photography    Michael Galbraith
Sound Mixer    Glen Gauthier
Sound Mixer    Sylvain Arsenault
Post-Production Supervisor    Darin Read
First Assistant Editor    Pearce Roemer
Assistant Editor    Elliott Traeger
Assistant Editor    Ferran Banchs
Music Editor    Lise Richardson
Supervising Sound Editor    Victor Ray Ennis
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Jenkins
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Keller
Sound Designer    Paul Hackner
Dialogue Editor    Bernard Weiser
Sound Effects Editor    Jamie Hardt
Sound Effects Editor    Kris Fenske
Sound Effects Editor    Ken Johnson
Foley Mixer    James B. Howe
Location Manager    Randy Morgan
Script Supervisor    Shane Scott
Costume Supervisor    Sheila Pruden
Costume Supervisor    Dan Bronson
Special Make-up Effects    Alec Gillis
Special Make-up Effects    Tom Woodruff, Jr.
Make up    Sarah Craig McEathron
Make up    Linda Dowds
Hairstylist    Stephanie Ingram
Special Effects Supervisor    Warren Appleby
Special Effects Coordinator    Shuba Dasgupta
Special Effects    Aaron Dinsmore
Special Effects    Andrew Searle
Special Effects    Brad Weiss
Special Effects    Ted Ross
Special Effects    Kristy Hollidge
Still Photographer    Brooke Palmer
Casting Associate    Coco Kleppinger
Second Unit Director    Will Waring

International Box Office: Never Say Die Falls, but Still Wins with $30 million

October 19th, 2017

Never Say Die

Never Say Die remained in first place on the international chart with $30 million over the weekend for a three-week total of $281 million. Almost all of that has come from China, where it made $29.74 million this weekend for a total of $278.99 million. By the end of the weekend, it was less than $1 million away from overtaking Meet the Fockers as the biggest Comedy hit in any one single market. It got there on Monday. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Death Day Made the Box Office Happy with $26.04 million

October 17th, 2017

Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day led the weekend, as expected, but did so with a surprisingly strong $26.04 million. The only other truly wide release of the week was The Foreigner, which also beat expectations, albeit by a smaller margin. The overall box office still fell from last weekend, down 4.2% to $100 million. This is 1.4% higher than the same weekend last year. On the one hand, this is not enough to compensate for inflation. On the other hand, at this point, any win is worth celebrating. Year-to-date, 2017 is still behind 2016 by a large margin, but at least it was able to close the gap by a little bit at $410 million / 4.7% at $8.34 billion to $8.75 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Happy Day be the Death of the Box Office?

October 12th, 2017

Happy Death Day

I thought this would be a really busy weekend with Blade Runner 2049 repeating in first place and four wide releases competing for spots in the top five. However, last weekend, Blade Runner 2049 missed expectations, so it won’t dominate the chart this weekend. Meanwhile, two of the four wide releases are not going to open truly wide. This leaves Happy Death Day with a relatively easy path to first place. The Foreigner has almost made enough in China to pay for its production budget, so as long as it can cover its advertising budget here, it will break even before it reaches the home market. Meanwhile, Professor Marston & The Wonder Women is opening semi-wide and Marshall is opening nationwide. They may or may not open in the top ten. This weekend last year, The Accountant opened in first place with close to $25 million, while all three wide releases combined made $38 million. It is going to be tough for 2017 to match that. More...

International Box Office: Never Say Die Comes Alive with $66.28 million

October 12th, 2017

Never Say Die

Never Say Die rose to first place with $67 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $223 internationally. The film added $66.28 million to its running tally in its native China, which now sits at $222.75 million after nine days of release. The film is on track to top Kung Fu Yoga as the biggest comedy hit in China. In fact, it is on pace to top Meet the Fockers as the biggest Comedy hit in any one single market. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Blade Runner Tops Chart with $32.75 million, but is it Enough?

October 10th, 2017

Blade Runner 2049

October started on a soft note with none of the new releases meeting expectations over the weekend. Blade Runner 2049 led the way with $32.75 million, which would have been fine, had the movie not cost $155 million to make. (That’s $185 million on the screen, $155 million cost for the studio, after you take into account tax breaks, etc.) Neither The Mountain Between Us, nor My Little Pony: The Movie made much of an impact at the box office, but at least neither of them bombed. The biggest news was It hitting $300 million. Overall, the box office did climb compared to last weekend, growing 16% to $105 million. This is just 1.2% higher than the same weekend last year, but at this point, a win is a win. Year-to-date, 2017 is 5.1% or $440 million behind 2016 at $8.19 billion to $8.64 billion. We really needed a big win this weekend to put a dent in that number. Unless November and December are really big months, 2017 has already lost the year-over-year competition. More...

Weekend Estimates: Blade Runner Stumbles Out the Gate

October 8th, 2017

Blade Runner 2049

After It smashed the September weekend record a month ago, further proving that films can open huge at any time of the year, prospects looked great for the long-awaited sequel to Blade Runner. Its trailers had created positive buzz, the early reviews were very favorable, and there was little by way of competition. The bar it needed to cross to break the record, Gravity’s $55.8 million wasn’t even all that high. But something went wrong on the way to the multiplex. More...

Friday Estimates: What Happened? Blade Runner Struggles with $12.7 million

October 7th, 2017

Blade Runner 2049

I was bullish about Blade Runner 2049’s chances for a number of reasons. It was setting October records for pre-sales on a number of sites. Its reviews were over 90% positive. Its previews were a little stronger than expected, so everything was looking up. Then Friday happened. The film only pulled in $12.7 million on Friday, which is well below expectations. This is not a case of critics loved it, but the audiences didn’t, as it scored an A minus from CinemaScore. Perhaps not enough of the target audience even remembers the original Blade Runner and that’s why this movie is struggling. A lot of people thought it had a shot at $50 million this weekend but now $35 million is likely out of reach. $33 million is more likely at this point. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Blade Runner Sprint to the Finish?

October 5th, 2017

Blade Runner 2049

September ended on a slow note, but it looks like October will open fast. Blade Runner 2049 has been setting October pre-order records for a few sites, but it will also need strong walk-up sales in order to actually break the October weekend record, currently held by Gravity, with $55 million. I don’t think that’s likely, but at this point I would be shocked if it didn’t land in the top ten weekends for the month. The Mountain Between Us looks more and more like busted Oscar-bait. Its reviews have fallen from just over 70% positive to under 50% positive. As I started writing this, My Little Pony: The Movie still had no reviews, which is almost worse than bad reviews. (Reviews are starting to trickle in.) Finally there’s Victoria and Abdul, which is expanding. It isn’t expanding wide, or even semi-wide; however, it should still earn a spot in the top ten. This weekend last year, The Girl on the Train opened with $24.54 million. Blade Runner 2049 could earn twice that. If 2017 does win in the year-over-year comparison, then it will be on the back of Blade Runner 2049. More...

International Box Office: Kingsman Remains Golden with $50.5 million

October 4th, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle remained in first place on the international chart with $50.5 million in 77 markets for totals of $125.97 million internationally and $192.61 million worldwide. The film dominated the South Korean market with $11.89 million on 1,677 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $16.49 million there. It also debuted in first place in Mexico, with a less impressive $2.28 million. The film has yet to open in France, China, and Japan, so it should continue to rake in the money. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Kingsman Wins Three-Way Race with $16.94 million

October 3rd, 2017

American Made

The top three films on the weekend box office chart landed in the same order as predicted; however, it was a much closer race than most thought it would be. Kingsman: The Golden Circle ended up on top with $16.94 million, just ahead of It with $16.90 million. The best new release of the week was American Made with $16.78 million. The other new releases struggled, to be kind, with Flatliners earning a distant fifth place and Til Death Do Us Part opening in ninth place. Overall, the box office fell 23% from last weekend to just $90 million. It was also 21% lower than the same weekend last year, thus ending 2017’s mini-winning streak. Year-to-date, 2017 has earned $8.06 billion, putting it 4.8% or $410 million behind last year’s pace. More...

Weekend Estimates: Threeway Tie at the Top

October 1st, 2017

American Made

Warner Bros. is claiming a weekend win at the box office for It as of this morning, but whichever way you slice it, we have a threeway tie at the top of the chart, based on Sunday morning estimates. In fact, we might have a rare weekend where three different movies will top the daily chart. American Made took a lead on Friday with a $6.17 million opening day, It won on Saturday with around $7.9 million, and the eventual result for the weekend will depend on whether Kingsman: The Golden Circle wins on Sunday, and by how much. As of this morning, Kingsman is projected to make $17 million, American Made $17.02 million, and It (a slightly optimistic, for my money) $17.3 million. We’ll know the real winner on Monday morning, and It probably has a slight edge. More...

Friday Estimates: American Makes it an Exciting Race with $6.1 million

September 30th, 2017

American Made

American Made topped the box office chart on Friday with $6.1 million. This is a little better than predicted and certainly better than previews were suggesting it would make. Its 85% positive reviews should result in long legs. On the other hand, its B plus from CinemaScore is the definition of average. It could grab first place with just over $16 million, but it is not the only film on pace to earn that much this weekend. More...

Weekend Predictions: How Will September End? With A Whimper.

September 28th, 2017

American Made

It looks like September will end with a whimper, as there are three wide releases, none of which are expected to be midlevel hits. American Made should have no trouble being the biggest of the three new releases, but it has a less than 50/50 chance of earning first place. Flatliners’ buzz started out quiet and it failed to grow by any significant margin. It looks like it will open below $10 million. Finally there’s Til Death Do Us Part, which may or may not manage a spot in the top ten. 2017’s mini-winning streak looks to be over, as this weekend last year had two films earning more than $20 million, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Deepwater Horizon. This year, there will likely be none. More...

International Box Office: Kingsman King of the World with $61.18 million

September 28th, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle made its international debut and it was mostly really good news, as it topped the chart with $61.18 million on 11,623 screens in 64 markets. Its biggest market was the U.K., where it earned $11.40 million on 602 screens. This is a massive improvement over the $6.4 million its predecessor opened with. Likewise, this film earned $6.01 million on 1300 screens in Russia, up from $3.5 million for the first film. It wasn’t able to grow that much in Australia, but it did increase its haul to $4.56 million on 405 screens, up from $3.22 million on 372 for the original film. The film has yet to open in France, South Korea, China, and Japan, so this is a great start. It very likely won’t have the same legs, but even so, $400 million worldwide is a solid milestone to aim for, given this start. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Kingsman Earns Gold with $39.02 million

September 26th, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The weekend box office was good, for a September weekend, but disappointing compared to expectations. Kingsman: The Golden Circle did earn first place, but with only $39.02 million. Granted, this is great for September, but $10 million less than our prediction, and our prediction wasn’t even on the high end of expectations. The Lego Ninjago Movie struggled in third place with $20.43 million. The shine has come off the Lego franchise. Fortunately, It continues to be strong and that helped the overall box office. We saw 5.6% growth from last weekend reaching $117 million. This is also 13% higher than the same weekend last year, so there’s clearly reason to celebrate. 2017 is still behind 2016 in the year-to-date comparison, but it closed the gap to 4.7% or $390 million at $7.94 billion to $8.33 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Kingsman Circles $39 Million

September 24th, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The fine line between mere popularity and capturing the zeitgeist (or going viral, to use a slightly more up-to-date term) is shown in this weekend’s box office results. Kingsman: The Golden Circle, a decently-reviewed sequel to a very popular franchise-starter, will pick up a very respectable $39 million this weekend. That’s a shade better than the original film made on its opening weekend, and a pretty satisfying result for all concerned. With good business expected overseas (we don’t have an official estimate yet), the film should cruise to profitability overall, and will most likely top $100 million domestically. It would also have counted as the fourth-best opening weekend in September, were it not for the behemoth zeitgeist-capturer, It. More...

Friday Estimates: Kingsman Not Quite Golden with $15.33 million Opening Day

September 23rd, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle opened on the low end of expectations with $15.33 million on Friday. This puts it on pace for just under $40 million over the full weekend. This is a little more than the $36.21 million the original managed back in 2015. This film has earned weaker reviews, but both films earned a B plus from CinemaScore. Still sequels tend to have shorter legs, so getting much past $100 million domestically will be difficult. This is not good news for a film that cost $104 million to make. I don’t think there will be a third film in the franchise, not unless it shows some growth internationally. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Kingsman Pulls in $3.4 million in Golden Debut - Updated

September 22nd, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

As expected, Kingsman: The Golden Circle had the best previews, earning $3.4 million last night. The original film opened with $1.4 million during its previews; however, this is not a good predictor for two reasons. Firstly, that was two years ago, which is a lifetime ago in terms of previews. Secondly, it was at a different time of year and previews are very dependent on time of year. Perhaps a closer comparison would be The Magnificent Seven, as that film earned $1.75 million this weekend last year, on the way to $67 million. However, Kingsman: The Golden Circle earned weaker reviews and it has a younger target audience, so it will likely have worse legs. In fact, it could have worse legs than It did, which would leave the film with just $31 million during its opening weekend. I was expecting about $4 million last night, so unless its legs are better, it won’t match its prediction. That said, just over $40 million is still good and if it can merely match its predecessor’s legs, then it will break even sometime during its home market run. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases Earn Gold?

September 21st, 2017

The Lego Ninjago Movie

There are three wide releases coming out this week, which is one more than anticipated. Kingsman: The Golden Circle is widely expected to earn first place during the weekend, but The Lego Ninjago Movie is widely expected to have longer legs and that could give it the win overall. Meanwhile, Friend Request is just hoping to earn a spot in the top five. It’s not a sure bet that it will. Meanwhile, It will relinquish first spot and fall to third place, but still earn a ton of money. This weekend last year, the one-two punch of The Magnificent Seven and Storks helped the overall box office pull in $104 million. The top three films this year should earn more than that, to give 2017 another win. It will still take a lot to recover, but this result at least makes that possible. More...

International Box Office: War Comes to China and earns $61.07 million

September 21st, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes returned to the top of the chart earning $62.9 million in 21 markets for totals of $287.9 million internationally and $433.8 worldwide. The film debuted in first place in China with $59.66 million over the weekend for a total opening of $61.07 million. More...

Theater Averages: Brad Challenge’s the Status Quo with $22,480

September 20th, 2017

Brad’s Status

Brad’s Status led the way on the theater average chart with an average of $22,480 in four theaters. It was the only holdover in the $10,000 club earning an average of $14,490. The only other member of the $10,000 was Ex Libris: The New York Public Library, which earned $10,926 in one theater over the weekend and $16,308 from Wednesday through Sunday. It won’t expand significantly, because it is a documentary, but the distributor should be very happy with this result. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: It Eats the Competition

September 19th, 2017

It

It beat expectations again, earning $60.10 million over the weekend, which would have been an amazing opening weekend for a film that cost $35 million to make. American Assassin did okay, given its budget, while mother! struggled. Overall, the box office fell from last weekend, which is not surprising, given It’s monster opening last weekend. A decline of 32% is stark, but a weekend haul of $111 million is still great for this time of year. Compared to this weekend last year, 2017 won by a 24%, which is fantastic. Year-to-date, 2017 is still way behind by $410 million or 5.0% at $7.79 billion to $8.20 billion. However, 2017 has cut into 2016’s lead by $90 million in just two weeks, so you can’t complain about that. More...

Weekend Estimates: It Continues to Dominate as Openers Flounder

September 17th, 2017

It

It continues to be a powerhouse at the box office this weekend with a second-weekend $60 million expected by Warner Bros., off a very respectable 51% from its opening. Remarkably, that would comfortably have been the best weekend in September, were it not for the film’s $123 million opening last weekend. It’s already the highest-grossing film ever released in September, and should make it easily to $300 domestically. More...

Friday Estimates: It still has it with $19.2 million on Friday

September 16th, 2017

It

As expected, It dominated Friday with $19.2 million. Its running tally is $177.91 million after just 8 days of release, putting it in top spot on the all-time September chart. It looks to be on pace for $57 million over the full weekend, which is even better than expected, giving it a running tally of over $210 million. A 55% decline is excellent in this day and age, especially for a horror film, as the genre tends to have shorter legs. This will make it the 8th film released in 2017 to get to $200 million. It will also become only the fourth horror film to get to $200 million and just the 16th R-Rated film to reach that milestone. Furthermore, while next week’s competition is stronger, it is currently on pace to reach $300 million domestically, which is more than most people originally predicted it would earn worldwide. Perhaps this means we will be getting a big-budget At the Mountains of Madness adaptation after all. Previously, no studios wanted to make a big-budget R-rated horror movie, but this film proves they can be profitable. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases Assassinate It? No.

September 15th, 2017

American Assassin

There are two wide releases debuting this week: American Assassin and mother! Neither is expected to match It at the box office. In fact, both combined won’t match It’s sophomore stint. Neither will earn as much in total as It does over just this weekend. This weekend last year, Sully led the way with $21.65 million, while the three new releases earned about $26 million combined. It should earn more than those four films earned combined, giving 2017 its second massive win in a row. More...

International Box Office: Spider-Man Swings into China with $70.63 million

September 14th, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming returned to the international top five earning first place with $71.82 million on 21,675 screens in 47 markets for totals of $495.74 million internationally and $823.43 million worldwide. The film debuted in first place in China with $69.12 million on 20,440 screens over the weekend for a four-day opening of $70.63 million. This is already the biggest single market for the film, overtaking South Korea, where it has earned $51.51 million. At this point, the film will have no trouble getting to $900 million worldwide, but $1 billion is out of reach. More...

New at The Numbers: Monthly Milestones, Record of Records, and Happy Holidays

September 14th, 2017

It

Here at The Numbers, we strive to improve your reading experience by adding more features we believe you will find interesting. Today, we have three new features to talk about, one of which is really timely. We recently mentioned most $100 million movies per year, while this week we announce most $100 million movies per month. This looks at all of the movies that earned more than $100 million, or $200 million, $300 million, etc. and what month of the year they debuted. It should come as no surprise that May, June, and December are at the top. Nor it is a surprise that January, April and September are at the bottom. The biggest surprise on this list is Crocodile Dundee, which is the biggest box office hit ever released in September, for now. No movie that has opened in September has ever earn more than $175 million, for now. Crocodile Dundee wasn’t expected to be a big hit, because it had two mostly unknown leads, hence the September release date. Despite this, it opened in first place, where it remained for two months, and it didn’t fall out of the top ten for nearly six. This is the kind of legs you never see any more. In fact, it is impressive for a film to stay in the top ten for two months and still be in theaters after six. However, all good things must come to an end and Crocodile Dundee is about to be overtaken by It, which is re-writing the September record book. Speaking of breaking records... More...

Contest: Do You Have It?: Winning Announcement

September 13th, 2017

It

The winners of our Do You Have It? contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for It’s opening weekend were... More...

Theater Averages: Box Office Has All It can Handle with $30,076

September 13th, 2017

It

It was the only film to earn more than $10,000 on the theater average chart this past weekend. It dominated the competition with an average of $30,076, which is the third best average for a wide release this year, behind Beauty and the Beast ($41,508) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($33,704). The only limited release that came close to the $10,000 mark was Rebel in the Rye, which earned an average of $9,492 in four theaters. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: It Jump Starts Box Office with $123 million

September 11th, 2017

It

Historically, the weekend after the Labor Day long weekend is one of the worst weekends of the year. That is not the case this year. In fact, this year, this weekend was historic in a much more positive sense of the word. It broke tons of records, some of which were more esoteric. It demolished the records for biggest September weekend box office, biggest horror weekend, Biggest R-rated day, biggest opening weekend for a Stephen King, etc. All of this led to the weekend box office more than doubling last weekend’s total earning $163 million. This is also 62% higher than the same weekend last year. A change this severe usually only happens when there is a misalignment in holidays. I’ve been saying that a lot over the past few weeks; however, this has been due to a massive decline, so it is nice to be unabashedly positive for once. Year-to-date, 2017 is still well behind 2016 at $7.63 billion to $8.08 billion. 2017 did close the gap and it is now 5.6% or $450 million behind last year’s pace. If the movie industry can close the gap by this much each week, then it will take till Halloween before it has caught up in terms of dollars and would take until nearly Christmas to catch up in terms of ticket sales. More...

Weekend Estimates: It Smashes September Record with $117 Million Weekend

September 10th, 2017

It

Not for the first time, reports of the death of North American film-going have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, if it’s possible for one film to change the perception of the entire market, It is pretty much, well, it. With an opening expected to be around $120 million—Warner Bros. is saying $117.15 million, although that’s due in part to caution around the effects of Hurricane Irma; the actual figure could be closer to $125 million, depending on how the storm plays out—the film breaks all sorts of records by a huge margin. More...

Friday Estimates: It is Already Rewriting the Record Book with $51 million Friday

September 9th, 2017

It

It was widely expected to earn the biggest September weekend box office of all time. In fact, many were expecting it to crush the old record. However, almost no one expected this. The film earned an estimated $51 million on Friday, which is more than the previous record holder, Hotel Transylvania 2, earned during its entire opening weekend. September is traditionally a weak time to open a movie, but this is in the top 30 biggest opening Fridays of all-time. There is some bad news here, as the film isn’t expected to have long legs. While the reviews remain stunning, the film only managed a B plus from CinemaScore. This is better than most horror movies earn, but it suggests average legs, at best. There is a small chance the film will earn less over the rest of the weekend than it earned on Friday, but I think that’s being a bit too pessimistic. I would put its range at between $100 million and $125 million. There’s a large margin of error, because we are in unprecedented territory here. It goes without saying that the sequel is already in the works. Box office watchers will get to play amateur casting agents for a little while, but I suspect some big names will be cast as the adults for part two. More...

Thursday Night Previews: It Scares the Pants of Deadpool with $13.5 million

September 8th, 2017

It

I was worried the extended box office slump would hurt It’s box office numbers, but it appears the opposite is true and moviegoers were just waiting for a big release. (On a side note, while “It’s” is grammatically correct, I’m so used to being paranoid about “its” vs. “it’s” that it looks wrong.) Anyhoo, It pulled in $13.5 million in previews, setting the record for best previews for an R-rated film, overtaking Deadpool’s previous best of $12.7 million. Where does it go from here? I don’t know is the only accurate answer. Previews haven’t been standard for long enough to be an accurate gauge, especially when they are on the extremes like this. It could become the first September release to earn $100 million during its opening weekend. Anything less than $75 million will be seen as a disappointment after this result. It all depends on its legs and that depends on whether or not its reviews will be a bigger factor than pre-release hype. I’m choosing to be cautiously optimistic. I’m not betting on $100 million, but $90 million is a reasonable goal at the moment. More...

Weekend Predictions: Does It Have What it Takes to Rescue the Box Office?

September 7th, 2017

It

The weekend after the Labor Day long weekend is usually one of the worst weekends of the year. However, that’s not the case this year. In fact, this could be the best weekend in about two months. It is widely expected to dominate the box office. In fact, there are some who think it will earn much more than the rest of the box office combined. That would be great news for the overall box office numbers. On the other hand, Home Again is only expected to earn around $10 million; however, it reportedly only cost $15 million to make, so that’s not a bad opening. This weekend last year, the biggest new release was Sully with just over $35 million, while When the Bough Breaks did okay in a counter-programming role pulling in $14 million. Overall, the box office earned $101 million and if It lives up to the hype, it will help 2017 win in the year-over-year competition by a significant degree. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Labor Day Bounce Helps Bodyguard Pull In $10.54 million

September 6th, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The last weekend of the summer had no new wide releases, so it made sense that the box office would drop even further. However, that was not the case. I think the combination of the last long weekend of the summer and terrible recent box office results led a lot of people to go to the movies one last time before school starts. After all, it is likely most moviegoers haven’t seen a movie in theaters for several weeks. The Hitman’s Bodyguard easily led the way with $10.54 million over three days and $13.27 million including Monday. It earned more over three days than any of its competitors earned over four. Overall, the box office rose 9.8% from last weekend to $76 million. Sadly, this is still 24% lower than the same weekend last year, but it could have been worse. Year-to-date, 2017 has pulled in $7.45 billion, which puts it 6.3% or $500 million behind last year’s pace. More...

Friday Estimates: Hitman Guards the Box Office with $2.43 million

September 2nd, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Expectations for this weekend were really low. They were so low that when I saw The Hitman’s Bodyguard had earned $2.43 million on Friday, I was pleasantly surprised. That’s only 20% lower than last Friday and the holiday should boost its three-day legs, helping it earn just over $9 million. It’s on pace for $12 million over four days for a running tally of over $55 million. That’s enough for Lionsgate’s share to cover its entire $30 million production budget. More...

2017 Preview: September

September 1st, 2017

It

As bad as July was, August actually managed to be worse. 2017 was over $300 million behind 2016’s pace during August alone. That’s worse than the rest of the summer combined. The only film that was an unqualified hit was Annabelle: Creation, although there were a couple of other films that are doing well enough to be considered financial hits. There’s some good news and some bad news for this September. The month gets off to a slow start with no wide releases the first weekend, but there are three films opening during the rest of the month that are expected to top $100 million and all three should be better than the best August had to offer. It is expected to be the biggest hit of the month and is tracking to break the record for the biggest September weekend. Both Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie are expected to cross $100 million, although they are opening the same weekend, so that could hurt both of their chances. Meanwhile last September, Sully was the biggest release of the month earning $125.07 million. It should top that, while Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie won’t be too far behind. 2017 should cut the gap with 2016, but sadly only by a little bit. More...

Contest: Do You Have It?

August 31st, 2017

It

Next week, It hits theaters. There are more films than this one opening, but it is on track to be the biggest hit of the month, so it is the only film that really matters. Because of this, it is the only real choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening three-day weekend box office number for It.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film’s opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film’s opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven’t won, or haven’t won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don’t delay! More...

It Trailer

July 28th, 2017

Horror movie starring Bill Skarsgård opens September 8 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/09/22 - $4,100,000   421 $9,739   $4,100,000 1

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 9/22/2017 $4,100,000 421 421 421 $10,500,000 10/16/2017
Australia 9/8/2017 $6,025,651 546 546 2102 $18,600,000 10/16/2017
Brazil 9/8/2017 $5,600,000 846 846 846 $19,400,000 10/16/2017
Bulgaria 9/8/2017 $93,582 0 0 0 $432,015 10/19/2017
Chile 9/8/2017 $0 0 0 0 $4,500,000 9/25/2017
Czech Republic 9/8/2017 $362,379 121 121 361 $1,386,673 10/18/2017
France 9/22/2017 $6,300,000 0 0 0 $16,300,000 10/16/2017
Germany 9/29/2017 $10,747,668 660 710 1370 $29,400,000 10/16/2017
Greece 9/29/2017 $789,000 163 163 163 $789,000 10/5/2017
India 9/9/2017 $0 0 0 0 $3,200,000 9/27/2017
Indonesia 9/8/2017 $0 0 0 0 $6,000,000 10/9/2017
Lithuania 9/8/2017 $74,565 136 136 424 $294,359 10/10/2017
Malaysia 9/7/2017 $0 0 0 0 $2,900,000 9/18/2017
Mexico 9/15/2017 $10,370,056 4300 4300 4300 $27,200,000 10/16/2017
Netherlands 9/8/2017 $1,523,043 129 135 754 $5,783,081 10/16/2017
New Zealand 9/8/2017 $876,973 83 83 424 $2,262,458 10/16/2017
North America 9/8/2017 $123,403,419 4103 4148 22956 $316,317,112
Poland 9/8/2017 $1,200,000 0 0 0 $1,200,000 9/11/2017
Portugal 9/15/2017 $467,358 82 82 352 $1,326,940 10/19/2017
Russia (CIS) 9/8/2017 $7,279,451 1279 1286 4797 $18,500,000 10/16/2017
Slovakia 9/8/2017 $259,577 68 68 213 $763,978 10/18/2017
South Korea 8/31/2017 $0 0 837 1599 $6,494,623 10/16/2017
Spain 9/8/2017 $3,138,201 452 452 2033 $12,700,000 10/16/2017
Sweden 9/15/2017 $2,600,000 186 186 186 $7,100,000 10/16/2017
Turkey 9/15/2017 $429,307 407 407 1336 $1,444,793 10/16/2017
United Kingdom 9/8/2017 $13,215,013 606 608 3194 $41,700,000 10/16/2017
 
Rest of World $75,513,440
 
Worldwide Total$632,008,472 10/19/2017

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