‘It’ Breaks September Box Office Records, Makes $117.2 Million Over Opening Weekend

The horror movie It broke September records, making $117.2 million in estimated North American ticket sales during its opening weekend, The New York Times reported. The film’s weekend success ends a recent slump in American ticket sales. Adapted from Stephen King’s 1986 novel, the film centers around Pennywise, a demonic clown who emerges from a sewer to prey on children. Box office analysts had predicted the R-rated film would take in roughly $70 million in its first three days.