Box Office: “It” shatters horror records, Sept. records — $117 million opening

boxoffice3Hurricanes Harvey and Irma didn’t dampen turnout for Stephen King’s “It,” which almost doubled pre-release projections to open with almost $117 million on its opening weekend.

No stars, a second adaptation of a book turned into a TV mini series in the early ’90s (Spike TV re-ran that this weekend), and it still made more in one weekend than the summer hit “Annabelle: Creation” has made in over a month of release.

Warner Brothers spent their money smartly, and it paid off.

Reese Witherspoon’s “Home Again” has managed about $9 million, not the epic bomb it seemed when Sat. AM dawned.

“Wind River” is now over $25 million, thanks to another Top Ten weekend.

“Hitman’s Bodyguard” is over $65 million.

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Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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