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It Surpasses the Exorcist to Become North America's Biggest Horror Movie Ever

The It movie revamp has become North America's highest-grossing horror film in box office history.
Sep 25, 2017 by: WENN


It Surpasses the Exorcist to Become North America's Biggest Horror Movie Ever

The It movie revamp has become North America's highest-grossing horror film in box office history.

The new adaptation of the Stephen King thriller, starring Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise, the scary clown who haunts a small town, hit theaters for previews on September 7 before its wide release on September 8.

It broke multiple records as it debuted at number one during its opening weekend, scoring the highest-grossing horror film debut in history with $117.2 million, as well as securing the title of the biggest September opening ever at the North American box office.

The remake, directed by Andy Muschietti, has continued to scare up a storm, and on Thursday, it officially surpassed The Exorcist to snag the honor of the biggest horror film release in North American history with a total to date of $236.3 million.

The Exorcist's 1973 original and its two subsequent director's cut re-releases helped the supernatural thriller bank $232.9 million domestically, according to TheWrap.com.

It's continued success is all great news for Muschietti, who has already started work on a follow-up.