It earns Rs 2300 crore in one week, poised to overtake Exorcist as No 1 horror of all time
It, 2017’s breakout horror hit, has crossed $371 million at the worldwide box office in one week of release. That translates to Rs 2300 crore.hollywood Updated: Sep 18, 2017 12:08 IST
It, 2017’s breakout horror hit, has crossed $371 million at the worldwide box office in one week of release. That translates to Rs 2300 crore.
The Stephen King adaptation was released on September 8 to record-breaking figures - the film was the highest-grossing horror film and September release of all time. To add to the success story, It also earned rave reviews from critics - it stands at 85% on the review aggregator website, Rotten Tomatoes.
It opened to $123 million in its opening weekend at the US box office, crossing Warner Bros’ modest projections of $60 million. The film made Rs 11 crore in its first four days of release in India, overtaking local competition - Poster Boys and Daddy - for the number 1 spot.
In its second weekend, the film bucked horror movie trends by becoming the largest September release of all time. It’s just $14.2 million behind The Exorcist, the top-grossing R-rated horror film ever.
It was produced on a budget of $35 million - which is roughly Rs 225 crore. A sequel is in early talks, with the story picking up 27 years after the events of the first film, when the murderous clown entity Pennywise returns.
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First Published: Sep 18, 2017 12:07 IST