m3n4.net December 17, 2018

IT Scores Box Office Records with Monster-Sized Opening Weekend

12 September 2017, 12:27 | Brenda Erickson

IT Scores Box Office Records with Monster-Sized Opening Weekend

TODO alt text

The feature film "It" opened Friday.

American horror movie "It" dominated North American box office with an estimated 117.15 million US dollars in its opening weekend. It, a new adaptation of the fantastic Stephen King book after the movie cult of the 90s, has dominated the u.s. box office for its output.

"A terrific start for the Fall moviegoing season after a rather slow Labor Day weekend as 'It'revs up a sleepy marketplace and we look forward to an incredible September at the box office, " wrote movie analyst Paul Dergarabedian at comScore in an email to Xinhua.

Nadal's shadow no hindrance for Spaniard Carreno Busta
I really thought I did a fantastic job resetting". "I think I will let myself enjoy it for the next day". Earlier, Carreno Busta defeated Diego Schwartzman to reach his first Grand Slam singles semi-final.

Warner Bros. also scored the biggest horror movie debut of all-time as well as the second biggest R-rated launch ever trailing just the $132.4M of last year's Deadpool.

Not only does It have an impressive 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is a solid score for a horror movie, but the movie is on track to land the largest opening weekend at the box office for any horror movie.

Audience scores are as high as they get for the horror genre so positive word-of-mouth will lead to plenty of more business ahead.

Biggest Earthquake In A Century Rocks Mexico
It also triggered a tsunami warning and the evacuation of thousands of people in coastal communities in Chiapas. The tremor was stronger than the devastating 1985 natural disaster that killed thousands in the Mexico city.

Domestically It took in $117.2m, making it the third biggest opening for a film this year behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($146.2m) and Beauty and the Beast ($174.8m).

We know we said "10 times", but it's really closer to 13 times (rounding up a little) according to the quick calculation we just ran, which is scarily appropriate for a horror movie, pun fully intended. Other top foreign earners are Annabelle: Creation (US$8.6 million) and The Hitman's Bodyguard (US$7.9 million). This weekend, Homecoming dropped 45.3 percent to bring in another $2 million.

Although "It" has just been released, plans for a second film are already underway. The horror film now holds a 86-percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. A handful of hits, like "Despicable Me 3" and Warner's "Wonder Woman", took most of the buzz. Warner Bros. hopes to release the sequel in the fall of 2019. It is part of the popular "Conjuring" series of movies.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 teased by CEO Lei Jun
It's official, Xiaomi will unveil the new Mi Mix on September 11 , just a day before another popular phone makes its debut. The most awesome thing about the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is its bezel-less display with which the device looks truly futuristic.

Other News

Trending Now

There are now officially 3 hurricanes churning in Atlantic
Rick Scott said Wednesday. "We can expect additional evacuations as this storm continues to come near our state". The storm is expected to strengthen during the next 48 hours. - Floridians should heed any evacuation order, Gov.

Hillary Clinton Says She's Done Running for Office
Clinton said he should have delivered a different message. "There were a large number of people who didn't care", Clinton said. What we heard, Clinton said, "was a cry from the white nationalist gut". "I felt like I had let everybody down", she said.

FSU quarterback suffers season-ending injury
Last season, he was fantastic as a freshman, finishing with 3,350 passing yards with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Even after the loss, the Seminoles can certainly climb back into the CFP race, depending on Francois' health.

Google appeals against record €2.4bn European Union antitrust fine
The European Commission said "it will defend its decision in court", while Google declined to comment on details of its appeal. At the time of the ruling, the tech giant had said it "respectfully" disagreed with the findings and would consider an appeal.

Beijing supports United Nations action on North Korea while urging talks
It also provides hundreds of thousands of tonnes of oil and fuel to the impoverished regime. Beijing lodged a formal protest with Seoul Thursday over the added THAAD components.

Odell Beckham Jr.'s Week 1 playing status 'in doubt'
If OBJ is unable to go, Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard will start for the Giants against a weak Cowboys pass defense. According to ESPN , Beckham is a game-time decision heading into Week 1 against the division rival Dallas Cowboys .

HPE adds cloud consulting depth with CTP acquisition
The company's shares were given away at $17.4 per share worth to an income of some $4,372,063 on account of Whitman Margaret C. Archford Capital Strategies LLC raised its position in Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 6,858.7% in the second quarter .

South Korea seeks tougher sanctions after North conducts another nuclear test
China urged North Korea to stop "wrong" actions and said it would fully enforce United Nations resolutions on the country. McMaster, the US national security adviser, both before and after South Korea's National Security Council held a meeting.

Janet Jackson Returns With Political Message On "State Of The World" Tour
Jackson laid out her plans in a video she posted online to address talk that she was going to skip the Houston gig. The singer put her tour on hold previous year telling fans that she and Al Mana were trying to start a family.

USA formally requests United Nations vote Monday on North Korea
Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week that sanctions alone could not resolve the impasse on the Korean Peninsula. Security Council to vote on increased sanctions against North Korea after its most recent nuclear test.