IT Chapter Two Floats With $185m Worldwide Debut
'IT Chapter Two' topped the charts over the weekend scaring up $91m from the domestic box office and $94m internationally for a global debut of $185m.
Domestic Box Office (est.) 6 to 8 September:
1. IT Chapter Two $91m (N/R)
2. Angel Has Fallen $6m
3. Good Boys $5.39m
4. The Lion King (2019) $4.19m
5. Overcomer $3.75m
(N/R) = New Release
IT Chapter Two:
'IT Chapter Two' scored a solid debut, domestically and internationally. The horror sequel failed to break the September opening weekend record and the horror debut record, but those were set by chapter one in 2017.
The domestic debut of 'IT Chapter Two', at $91m, was just shy of the $91.5m debut of 'Aladdin' (2019), so massive for a horror film. However, it couldn't quite match the $123.4m opening of 'IT' (2017) which remains the only horror film to score over $100m domestically in its opening weekend.
Overall, the 2017 film grossed $700.3m globally against a $35m production budget, and, while the second film's budget will be larger due to the cast attached, if this one has the same legs, it should come in at around $550-580m... depending on how word of mouth affects it as it's getting rave reviews from some and average feedback from others. Either way,
Warner Bros. and New Line will be wishing there was a Chapter Three.
Angel Has Fallen:
'Angel has Fallen' continued its run over the weekend, pulling in another $6m from the North American box office. The threequel has now grossed $53.4m domestically against a reported $40m production budget and doesn't have too far to go to match the $62.5m generated by 'London Has Fallen' in 2016.
The success of 'Angel Has Fallen' will be based on how the international markets respond as 'London...' pulled in $143.2m of its worldwide haul of $205.75m overseas.
The Lion King (2019):
Disney's 'The Lion King' (2019) powered on over the weekend, adding $4.2m taking its domestic tally to $529.1m. The latest in Disney's run of live-action reimaginings has now grossed $1.59bn globally, making it the 7th most successful movie of all-time not adjusted for inflation.
Top 5 Movies Worldwide 2019 so far...
1. Avengers: Endgame $2,796,267,086
2. The Lion King $1,599,006,439
3. Captain Marvel $1,128,274,794
4. Spider-Man: Far from Home $1,126,343,923
5. Toy Story 4 $1,053,304,269
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