IT: Chapter Two scares off weekend box office competition

By Marriska Fernandes on September 8, 2019 | Leave a Comment

IT: Chapter TwoMoviegoers flocked to theaters this weekend for some deadly scares as Pennywise returned in IT: Chapter Two. The film topped the box office with a monstrous $91 million, making it the highest-grossing opening for an R-rated film this year and the second biggest September debut of all time.  It’s also the second biggest opening for a horror movie ever, behind the original IT in 2017, which brought in a record-breaking $123 million during its debut weekend. Click here to read our review and click here to watch our interview with director Andy Muschietti and producer Barbara Muschietti.

Angel Has Fallen, the reigning box office champ for the last two weeks, fell one spot in its third weekend. The third movie in the Fallen trilogy earned an additional $6 million for a total of $53.5 million.

Good Boys is still being enjoyed by moviegoers, dropping one spot to land in third. The raunchy comedy gained an additional $5.4 million for a domestic haul of $66.8 million.

The Lion King has been a roaring success at the box office, now in its eighth weekend on the top five chart. The Disney film took the fourth spot, earning an additional $4.2 million for a domestic total of $529.1 million.

Climbing back up a spot to round out the top five was the faith drama Overcomer, earning an additional $3.8 million in its third weekend for a domestic gross of $24.7 million. ~Marriska Fernandes

Comments & Discussion

  1. Sharon Payne • September 8, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

    I would like senior tickets send them to me please I love the movie theater at the B&B theater in Lees Summit it is wonderful and I always go there

Join The Conversation:

Similar Articles

1917 defeats Star Wars at the weekend box office

January 12, 2020 | 1 Comment

Golden Globe best picture drama winner 1917 debuted in first place this weekend at the box office. Click to see which releases earned a spot in the top five.

New movies in theaters – 1917, Underwater and more

January 10, 2020 | 1 Comment

After a slow start to the year things begin to thaw up this weekend with the release of six new films, including Sam Mendes‘ Golden Globe Drama winner 1917.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker continues to dominate box office

January 5, 2020 | 2 Comments

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker remains in first place for the third weekend in a row. Click here to see which other movies held on to a spot in the top five.

 Change Location