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‘It’ storms global box office after monster opening weekend

/ 09:01 PM September 11, 2017

The world premiere of “It” on September 5, 2017 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. Image: AFP/Robyn Beck

The horror movie, based on Stephen King’s famous book, shot straight to the top of the global box office after opening this weekend. The film, directed by Andy Muschietti, stormed into the lead, grossing a monster $179.1 million.

The horror flick is followed by “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, grossing $73.8 million this week, and a total $823 million since its release.


Next in line is “Dunkirk”. While Christopher Nolan’s WW2 movie drops two places in the worldwide box office, it is nearing $500 million mark after grossing an additional $15.4 million after the weekend ending September 10.

Here’s the global box office update, as of September 10, 2017:


1. “It” $179.2M
2. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” $73.8M
3. “Dunkirk” $15.4M
4. “Hitman & Bodyguard” $12.7M
5. “Annabelle: Creation” $12.6M
6. “Home Again” $10M
7. “American Made” $8.1M
8. “Memoir Of A Murderer” $7.4M
9. “Despicable Me 3” $7.1M
10. “The Emoji Movie” $6.8M


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