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‘It’ Scares Up Massive $117.2M At Box Office

ItThere is nothing clownish about New Line Cinema and Warner Bros.’ It, which grossed a massive $117.2 million from 4,103 theaters in its North American box-office debut over the weekend. The horror film is also a hit overseas, launching to record $62 million from 46 markets for a global start of $179.2 million. The R-rated film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel — about a group of misfit kids in the 1980s who battle the demonic Pennywise the Dancing Clown — jolted the domestic box office back to life after seven straight down weekends and the worst summer in recent memory.

The top 12 films of the weekend, as of Sunday, September 10, are as follows: