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Box Office Top 20: ‘It’ devours competition with $123.4M

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Bill Skarsgard in a scene from "It." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

LOS ANGELES — No movie stood a chance against “It” this weekend, which took in an otherworldly $123.4 million, making it the biggest September opening of all time and the highest horror debut ever by over $70 million. The Warner Bros. production based on Stephen King’s novel cost only $35 million to produce and sets up a sequel that is expected to come out in 2019.

In a very distant second place was the Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy “Home Again,” which earned only $8.6 million in its first weekend in theaters.

Holdovers populated the rest of the top five, with “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” in third with $4.8 million, “Annabelle: Creation,” in fourth with $4 million and “Wind River” in fifth with $3.1 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. “It,” Warner Bros., $123,403,419, 4,103 locations, $30,076 average, $123,403,419, 1 Week.

2. “Home Again,” Open Road, $8,567,881, 2,940 locations, $2,914 average, $8,567,881, 1 Week.

3. “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” Lionsgate, $4,801,745, 3,322 locations, $1,445 average, $64,848,752, 4 Weeks.

4. “Annabelle: Creation,” Warner Bros., $4,003,115, 3,003 locations, $1,333 average, $96,270,125, 5 Weeks.

5. “Wind River,” The Weinstein Company, $3,132,362, 2,890 locations, $1,084 average, $24,924,354, 6 Weeks.

6. “Leap!,” The Weinstein Company, $2,443,405, 2,691 locations, $908 average, $15,817,841, 3 Weeks.

7. “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Sony, $2,006,749, 1,657 locations, $1,211 average, $327,694,543, 10 Weeks.

8. “Dunkirk,” Warner Bros., $1,861,601, 2,110 locations, $882 average, $183,021,880, 8 Weeks.

9. “Logan Lucky,” Bleecker Street, $1,669,875, 2,167 locations, $771 average, $25,072,116, 4 Weeks.

10. “Emoji Movie, The,” Sony, $1,138,516, 1,450 locations, $785 average, $82,595,374, 7 Weeks.

11. “Despicable Me 3,” Universal, $933,240, 1,274 locations, $733 average, $259,981,415, 11 Weeks.

12. “Girls Trip,” Universal, $819,855, 1,123 locations, $730 average, $113,378,325, 8 Weeks.

13. “The Dark Tower,” Sony, $757,159, 948 locations, $799 average, $48,910,620, 6 Weeks.

14. “Wonder Woman,” Warner Bros., $660,442, 961 locations, $687 average, $410,501,584, 15 Weeks.

15. “Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature,” Open Road, $576,818, 1,235 locations, $467 average, $27,468,712, 5 Weeks.

16. “The Glass Castle,” Lionsgate, $533,828, 1,037 locations, $515 average, $16,078,713, 5 Weeks.

17. “True To The Game,” Independent, $472,323, 461 locations, $1,025 average, $472,323, 1 Week.

18. “All Saints,” Sony, $465,035, 834 locations, $558 average, $4,604,312, 3 Weeks.

19. “War For The Planet Of The Apes,” 20th Century Fox, $450,821, 653 locations, $690 average, $145,329,526, 9 Weeks.

20. “The Big Sick,” Lionsgate, $441,878, 535 locations, $826 average, $41,990,772, 12 Weeks.

 

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