Box office monster ‘It’ scores record opening

Stephen King wrote “It.” Warner Bros. and New Line made “It.” And audiences seem to love “It.”

The new freaky-scary film by that title broke records over the weekend as the largest September opening and largest opening for an R-rated horror film in North American theaters, industry data showed on Monday.

“It,” starring Bill Skarsgard as a creepy clown who terrorizes children in a sleepy Maine town, pulled in $123.4 million, industry monitor Exhibitor Relations reported.

The movie, from Argentine director Andy Muschietti, comes amid one of the slowest cinematic summers in years — and likely would have done better but for the impact of Hurricane Irma on Florida moviegoers.

Coming in second — but left far back in the dust — was another new release, “Home Again” from Open Road Films, with a take of just $8.6 million. The romantic comedy has Reese Witherspoon unexpectedly finding herself living with three young men after a separation from her husband.

In third was a movie that had clung to a box office lead for three straight weeks, “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” from Lionsgate, which netted $4.8 million.

The action comedy stars Ryan Reynolds as a bodyguard hired to protect a notorious hitman played by Samuel L. Jackson.

Next was another Warner Bros. horror film, “Annabelle: Creation,” which took $4 million. It is part of the popular “Conjuring” series of movies.

And in fifth was “Wind River” from the Weinstein Co., at $3.1 million. It stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen as federal agents trying to solve a murder on an Indian reservation.

Rounding out the top 10 were:

“Leap!” ($2.4 million)

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” ($2 million)

“Dunkirk” ($1.9 million)

“Logan Lucky” ($1.7 million)

“The Emoji Movie” ($1.1 million)

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    1. Avatar Ochuodho March 20th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      read the names again!!

  1. Avatar Tom Joseph N March 18th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    president elect already at a great advantage! but its until its over.

  2. Avatar kenyamzalendo March 19th, 2013 at 2:37 am

    I can predict, with Swiss precision, how the CJ and Jackson Ojwang will vote. Too much for the impartial judiciary!

    1. Avatar Ochuodho March 20th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      and Wanjala too

  3. Avatar kamau1947 March 19th, 2013 at 9:20 am

    With all of the discord within IEBC, complaints about equipment, systems failures, irregularities to the register and hacking of systems the court will have to justify any claim that the election result was safe, audited and transparent. Which is the constitutional mandate of the IEBC. They even have personnel facing charges of misappropriating and hiding ballot papers.

  4. Avatar lawrence paul March 19th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I can predict also with Swiss precision, how N.N, PT, N ,BI will vote. Mischief labeled against the CJ, considering the threats over his life!!!!! Come clean kenyamzalendo.

    1. Avatar nicholas Ngugi March 19th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      That is why mzalendo can predict Mutunga.It was irresponsible for an “impartial CJ to cry wolf” when he has all the security at his disposal.

      1. Avatar Leo March 19th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

        Why do I always have to read tribe? Because it is always the tribe otherwise why would anyone be guessing that Judges will be voting based on their tribe? Just by looking at the name some fool makes an enemy out of JUDGE! My take is futuristic, a government of Uhuru will see more consolidation of executive power, worse than Kibaki has done! Now take that to the bank dudes!

        1. Avatar nicholas Ngugi March 20th, 2013 at 7:49 am

          You can read what you want.Point is nobody including the CJ and speaker has not taken sides.objectivity was sold a long time ago.Good example,Hassan Omar Hassan,a long time critic of the coalition govt. when the tide is low he runs to Cord,was he objective in the first place?or will say its ‘his democratic right’?They are all wolves hiding in sheepskin.

  5. Avatar Ochuodho June 2nd, 2013 at 4:59 pm



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