Current weekend estimates for IT: Chapter Two via BoxOfficeMojo is suggesting that the horror sequel could end up earning $90 million-plus this weekend at the domestic box office. Slightly less than what had been projection over the last couple of months.
Something that might have to do with the mixed reactions/reviews.
The first film in 2017 earned an impressive $123.4 million, which would suggest a possible $30 million dip between the two installments. I also get the impression that Warner Bros. spent a lot more on the budget given the older acting talent assembled along with a boost to the marketing/promotion on this second installment.
It’ll be interesting to see if Chapter Two will be able to cross the $700 million dollar mark.
This isn’t the only Stephen King adaptation releasing in 2019, as Warner Bros. is also dropping their Shining sequel Doctor Sleep starring Ewan McGregor on November 8th.
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 MOJO