It Chapter 2 Set To Have Biggest Opening Weekend Ever For A Horror Movie

Scaring up lots of money.


It: Chapter 2 has big shoes to fill. 2017's It: Chapter 1 had the highest opening-weekend in history for a horror movie with $189.7 million worldwide over its first three days. The follow-up, which is now in theaters, is expected to surpass that to set a new record for best horror movie opening weekend ever, according to a report.

Deadline reports that It Chapter 2 is poised to make more than $200 million worldwide over its opening weekend. The film is expected to make $90 million to $100 million in the US and Canada, with the other $100 million or more coming from international markets.

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Now Playing: IT Chapter 2 - Official Final Trailer

It: Chapter 2 opened in Korea and Indonesia on Wednesday, followed by Thursday in Germany, Italy, Russia, Brazil, and Australia. It's now Friday, and the movieis out in the US, Canada, UK, Spain, and Mexico on Friday. The only major regions where It Chapter 2 is releasing later are France (September 11) and Japan (November 1).

China, which is one of the world's largest movie markets, never got the first It and is not expected to have the sequel either.

Ticket-seller Fandango reported that It Chapter 2 is its highest pre-seller ever, surpassing pre-sales of the first It, as well as Us, Halloween, and The Nun.

2017's It ended up making $700 million globally at the box office to become the highest-grossing horror movie ever and the fourth-highest R-rated film in history.

GameSpot's It: Chapter 2 review scored the movie a 6/10. "Nothing entirely matches up or makes sense, but it's still fun as hell to watch these characters come together to face down a terrifying clown monster. Even if the logic doesn't work, you'll still desperately want the Losers to come out on top," Meg Downey wrote.

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