‘It’ makes a whopping $51 million on its opening day as it looks to sweep the Box Office Weekend

CHOSEN JACOBS as Mike Hanlon, FINN WOLFHARD as Richie Tozier SOPHIA LILLIS as Beverly Marsh, JAEDEN LIEBERHER as Bill Denbrough, JACK DYLAN GRAZER as Eddie Kaspbrak, WYATT OLEFF as Stanley Uris and JEREMY RAY TAYLOR as Ben Hanscom in New Line Cinema's horror thriller "IT," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

‘It’ a film based on Stephen King’s novel came out big with a massive $51 million on its opening day.

With a production budget of around $35 million, the film has surpassed some expectations as it achieved the thirtieth highest opening day of all time.

In second place on Friday came ‘Home Again’ with a much smaller $3 million, whilst in third action buddy comedy ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ with $1.38 million.

The film gained a lot of social media attention as the film is an adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 novel ‘It’. Many praised the movie, John Nugent from Empire saying “More successful as a coming-of-age movie than a horror, It still ranks among the better Stephen King adaptations — no small praise indeed.”.

Some of the records the film has already broken are:

  • Largest Thursday Pre-Show for a Horror Movie
  • Largest Thursday Pre-Show for an R-Rated Movie
  • Largest Thursday Pre-Show for a September Movie
  • Largest Friday for a September Movie
  • Largest # of Locations for an R-Rated Movie