Warner Bros. Pictures sequel IT Chapter Two opened in first place with an estimated $91 million this weekend from 4,570 theaters, an average of $19,912 per theater. Of the total, $5.3 million came from 397 IMAX theaters. The debut marks the second-biggest opening weekend ever for a horror movie behind IT‘s $123.4 million. IT Chapter Two received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences.
Internationally, IT Chapter Two earned $94 million this weekend from 75 markets, for a worldwide opening of $185 million. The top international market was Mexico with $10.2 million, followed by the UK with $9.4 million, Russia with $8.8. million, Germany with $7.1 million and Italy with $5.5 million.
The first film went on to earn a total of $327.5 million in North America in 2017. The hit film also grossed $372.9 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $700.4 million.
Again directed by Andy Muschietti and based on the novel by Stephen King, IT Chapter Two stars James McAvoy as Bill, Jessica Chastain as Beverly, Bill Hader as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, Jay Ryan as Ben, James Ransone as Eddie, and Andy Bean as Stanley. Reprising their roles as the original members of the Losers Club are Jaeden Martell as Bill, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie, Finn Wolfhard as Richie, Sophia Lillis as Beverly, Chosen Jacobs as Mike, and Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben. Bill Skarsgård returns in the seminal role of Pennywise.
After topping the domestic box office for two weeks in a row, Lionsgate and Millennium’s Angel Has Fallen dropped to second place with $6 million, to take its three-week total to $53.5 million. Compared to the previous two films, Olympus Has Fallen earned $98.9 million in North America and $170.3 million worldwide, while London Has Fallen made $62.5 million domestic and $205.8 million globally. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh, the third installment stars Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, Nick Nolte, and Danny Huston. The film cost $40 million to make.
Coming in at No. 3 was Universal Pictures’ comedy Good Boys, which added $5.4 million this weekend and has now earned $66.9 million. Internationally, the film is up to $15.6 million and the worldwide sum is at $82.4 million. Directed by Gene Stupnitsky and made for $20 million, Good Boys stars Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon, Lil Rel Howery, and Will Forte.
Still in the top five after eight weeks in theaters, Disney’s The Lion King earned $4.2 million in fourth place and has now grossed $529.1 million in North America. The film added $13.4 million overseas and is up to $1.070 billion internationally, for a worldwide total of $1.599 billion. The movie is now the No. 7 movie of all time globally and internationally. Made for $260 million and directed by Jon Favreau, The Lion King stars Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, and James Earl Jones.
Faith-based drama Overcomer (AFFIRM Films, Sony Pictures) rounded out the top five with $3.8 million and has earned $24.7 million after three weeks. Directed by Alex Kendrick and made for just $5 million, the movie stars Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Shari Rigby, Cameron Arnett, and Aryn Wright-Thompson.
Also, Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw brought in $3.72 million in sixth place to take its domestic total to $164.3 million. The film is performing much better overseas, where it grossed another $15.7 million this weekend and has a total of $555.5 million (with $184.6 million coming from China). The worldwide total is now at $719.8 million. Made for $200 million, the David Leitch-directed film stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Idris Elba, and Helen Mirren.