With a long running time and early reviews that were positive but not quite as enthusiastic as the first installment, It: Chapter 2 landed this weekend with a $91 million win domestic. It also brought in $94 million internationally in 75 markets to bring it to a $185 million take. With the first film landing in 2017 with $123 million, it wasn’t able to strike with the iron quite as hot but still had a really strong debut. The film fell a few points in terms of the number of women attending and it also leaned slightly older than the first as well, though that’s not a surprise.
With that as the only main opening film this weekend, everything else pretty much is in standard September mode. Angel Has Fallen comes in second place with a $6 million take and everything is downhill from there with half the top ten being below $4 million.
Next weekend has STX Entertainment bringing out Hustlers in 3,100 screens while Warner Bros. competes with itself with The Goldfinch in 2,500 screens. There are a lot of smaller films starting their limited runs this coming week with Chasing Einstein from Atlas Distribution, Cracked Up from Abramorama, Depraved from IFC, Desolation Center from Matson Films,
Freaks fromWell Go USA, Imprisoned from Cinema Libre Studio, Liam: As It Was from Screen Media, Monos from Neon, Out of Liberty from Purdie Distribution, Section 375 from Reliance Big Pictures, and Sound of Silence also from IFC.