Pennywise the dancing clown and a star-studded cast led IT Chapter Two to a huge win at the weekend box office for September 6-8. The Warner Bros. and New Line horror sequel scared up $91 million in its first weekend, in domestic box office, and $185 million worldwide. The film, based on the novel by Stephen King, is the follow up to 2017’s IT. The first film had the biggest opening ever for a horror film with $123.4 million, and both chapters of IT now hold the No. 1 and No. 2 September openings ever.
In second place was Angel Has Fallen, which had led the weekend box office for the last two weeks. The Gerard Butler action sequel made another $6 million this weekend, bringing its total in three weeks to $53.4 million.
Good Boys was good enough for third place with $5.4 million. The raunchy adult comedy about a group of tweens trying to get to a kissing party has made $66.8 million in four weeks, off a budget of $20 million. Universal’s film is a major success.
Disney’s The Lion King remake reigned in fourth place with $4.1 million. The hyper-realistic animated film has made $529.1 million in eight weeks of release.
Rounding out the top five was Overcomer, a faith-based film, which made $3.7 million on just over 2,100 movie screens across the country. The film has made $24.7 million in three weeks of release.
Here are the top ten films at the weekend box office for September 6-8, according to Box Office Mojo.
- IT Chapter Two – Warner Bros./New Line – $91,000,000
- Angel Has Fallen – Lionsgate – $6,000,000
- Good Boys – Universal – $5,390,000
- The Lion King – Disney – $4,193,000
- Overcomer – Sony – $3,750,000
- Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw – Universal – $3,720,000
- The Peanut Butter Falcon – Roadshow Attractions – $2,276,430
- Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Lionsgate – $2,275,000
- Ready or Not – Fox – $2,229,000
- Dora and the Lost City of Gold – Paramount – $2,170,000
Next weekend sees two major releases with Warner Bros.’ The Goldfinch and STX’s Hustlers. One is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the other is based on a true story about a group of women who pull off a heist. I’ll let you decide which is which.
Check back with us next week to see if either of the new films can send the evil clown to its weekend box office doom.