If new domestic box office projections are accurate Warner Bros./New Line Cinema’s IT: Chapter Two is potentially looking to surpass the original’s hefty opening weekend numbers.
The early domestic projections for the film via BoxOfficePro is about $136 million ($110-150 million range), which would be an increase of well over $10 million from the last film.
Horror is doing big business lately and a film like IT: Chapter Two is poised to do very well after IT made a global cume of $700.3 million on a budget of $35 million.
Chapter Two takes place 27 years after the events of the original film and sees the Losers Club now grown adults forced to return to Derry to face Pennywise’s return.
The film will have a panel this week during San Diego Comic-Con, stay tuned for that coverage.
Warner Bros. has set IT: Chapter Two’s release date for September 6th.
Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club—young and adult—in a return to where it all began with “It Chapter Two.” The film is Muschietti’s follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed and massive worldwide box office hit “IT,” which grossed over $700 million globally.
Both redefining and transcending the genre, “IT” became part of the cultural zeitgeist as well as the highest-grossing horror film of all time.
Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “It Chapter Two” brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.
Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Mama”) stars as Beverly, James McAvoy (“Split,” upcoming “Glass”) as Bill, Bill Hader (HBO’s “Barry,” “The Skeleton Twins”) as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa (TV’s “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”) as Mike, Jay Ryan (TV’s “Mary Kills People”) as Ben, James Ransone (HBO’s “The Wire”) as Eddie, and Andy Bean (“Allegiant,” Starz’ “Power”) as Stanley. Reprising their roles as the original members of the Losers Club are Jaeden Martell as Bill, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie, Finn Wolfhard as Richie, Sophia Lillis as Beverly, Chosen Jacobs as Mike, and Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben. Bill Skarsgård returns in the seminal role of Pennywise.
SOURCE: BOX OFFICE PRO