“IT: Chapter 2” Chomps on Weekend Box Office

2017’s “IT,” based on Stephen King’s iconic novel, was a surprise hit of September. So it should come as no surprise that the sequel, “IT: Chapter 2,” was the top film of the weekend, although not as high as the previous film. Despite featuring a more notable cast that includes the likes of James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader, the horror sequel brought in $91 million for its opening weekend. That’s certainly not a bad debut for a horror film but somewhat underwhelming considering 2017’s “It” made $123 million for its debut. That would be troubling if it weren’t for the fact that this is the last chapter of the saga and director Andres Muschietti is moving onto other projects.

Thanks to the box office munching of “IT,” the rest of the films were left in the dust, not even coming close to competing. “Angel Has Fallen,” the supposed final action entry in the Fallen trilogy, stuck to #2 for its third weekend with a gross of $6,000,000. The raunchy coming-of-age comedy “Good Boys” raked in $5,390,000 for its fourth weekend. Disney’s remake of “The Lion King” is still hanging in there after eight weeks, making $4,193,000 to boost its domestic total to $529,106,439. The only surprise of the weekend is to see the comedy “The Peanut Butter Falcon” soar higher up the chart as it expanded into more theaters, strong enough to place it at #7 with a box office total now sitting at $12,282,689.

Check out the full top 10 box office weekend results below:

IT: Chapter 2 ($91,000,000)
Angel Has Fallen ($6,000,000)
Good Boys ($5,390,000)
The Lion King ($4,193,000)
Overcomer ($3,750,000)
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw ($3,720,000)
The Peanut Butter Falcon ($2,276,430)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark ($2,275,000)
Ready or Not ($2,229,000)
Dora and the Lost City of Gold ($2,170,000)