'It Chapter Two' on track for $100 million opening weekend
As IT Chapter Two scares its way back into theaters, we have word Pennywise and co. are poised to gobble up an estimated $100 million in weekend ticket sales.
Industry analysts are tracking Thursday and Friday’s ticket sales at $44 million with Saturday and Sunday rounding out at $56 million. It's worth noting that original forecasts pegged Chapter Two’s post-Labor Day weekend debut at $95-$120M, falling short of 2017’s $123 million record-breaking haul.
That said, if $100M forecast stays on course, IT and IT Chapter Two will officially become the first and second-highest-grossing R-Rated horror films of all time bumping 2018's Halloween ($76 million) into third place. Additionally, Chapter Two will join Captain Marvel (March) as one of two non-summer releases atop 2019's top five highest opening weekends (North America).
It Chapter Two is now in theaters.