After just eight days in release, WB and New Line's It became the highest grossing September release of all-time, two days later it added another $40 million to that total for an impressive $60 million second weekend and nearly $220 million in just ten days.
The horror film's performance vastly overshadowed the weekend's two new wide releases that saw Lionsgate and CBS Films's American Assassin deliver respectable results in second place while Paramount's release of Darren Aronofsky's mother!suffered greatly, finishing in third and receiving a disastrous "F" CinemaScore from opening day audiences.
With an estimated $60 million this weekend, WB and New Line's It brought its domestic cume to $218.7 million after just ten days in release. As already mentioned, that makes it the largest September release ever, topping 1986's Crocodile Dundee($174.8m). That number, of course, is not adjusted for inflation. Adjusted for inflation, however, It still finishes within the top ten and would likely finish around third after it soon tops $300 million domestically. The film is now just $14.2 million shy of becoming the largest R-rated horror film of all-time as it will soon top The Exorcist's $232.9 million domestic total (not adjusted for inflation).
The film is also delivering big numbers internationally. It opened in ten more overseas markets this weekend for a total of 56 where it grossed an estimated $60.3 million for an international cume that currently stands at $152.6 million for a global tally north of $370 million. The weekend included a $13.8 million opening in Mexico, the largest horror opening ever in the market and the third largest for a WB feature. It also makes Mexico the second highest grossing market for It after just three days. The top market for the film is the U.K. where it currently holds an estimated $27.7 million after remaining #1 in the market for a second weekend in a row with an estimated $8.2 million.
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