Stephen King horror remake It tops United Kingdom film box office

No Clowning Around: Stephen King's “IT” Scares Up $117 Million Over Weekend — Biggest Horror Film of All Time

He told Benzinga that the final weekend tally of $123 million "has created a new standard for what is possible for horror to achieve at the box office and if 2017 is any indication, the future of horror is very bright indeed". It also became the biggest September debut of all time, beating "Hotel Transylvania 2", which earned $48.5 million in in 2015. Directed by Andy Muschietti and made for around 35 million USA dollars, the movie tells the story of seven children in Derry, Maine, who are terrorized by the eponymous being.

Is it a bit early to begin the hype?

Behind-the-Scenes: Based on Stephen King's epic novel, which was previously adapted into a well-received two-part miniseries in 1990, with Tim Curry horrifying children everywhere as Pennywise.

The performances and characters are another area where this film shines.

That leaves Open Road's "Home Again" trailing far behind. The romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon is expected to earn $8.6 million from 2,940 locations.

Furthermore, it must help that the terror in the film underscores a compelling story, something lacking in a large percentage of such movies.

This is particularly important for the North American box office considering it's been a few months since a major hit in theaters, and the summer was one of the worst in recent memory for production companies and movie houses. A group of young kids face their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine.

A sequel to It was already in development before the film hit theaters this weekend, with writer Gary Dauberman returning to write and Andy Muschietti back to direct. Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things is a standout because he delivers amusing lines without appearing as annoying. Start casting the adult version of the "Losers". It is a prequel to 2014's Annabelle and the fourth film in The Conjuring series. It stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen as federal agents trying to solve a murder on an Indian reservation.

Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, Wind River also stars Gil Birmingham, Jon Bernthal, Julia Jones, Kelsey Asbille Chow, Graham Green, Martin Sensmeier, Tyler Laracca, Gerald Tokaia Clifford, Eric Lange, Ian Bohen, Hugh Dillon, and James Jordan.

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