Also, the horror film was the highest-grossing movie for the second week.
September 18, 2017, 3:20 PM
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-- "It" topped the weekend box office for the second straight week with an estimated $60 million haul, making it the highest grossing September release ever, unseating 1986's "Crocodile Dundee." It's also just $14 million shy of overtaking "The Exorcist" as the biggest R-rated horror film of all-time.
The Stephen King thriller also brought in an estimated $60.3 million overseas, bringing its worldwide total to more than $370 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
"American Assassin," the action feature starring Michael Keaton and Dylan O'Brien, took second place, earning an estimated $14.8 million.
"Mother!" the Darren Aronofsky thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence, endured a disappointing $7.5 million debut, for a third place finish. That's on top of an "F" from CinemaScore, a company that polls opening-night audiences. It's one of only 19 films to ever receive that rating.
"Home Again" bowed in fourth place, earning an estimated $5.3 million, and "The Hitman's Bodyguard" rounded out the top five with an estimated $3.55 million weekend.
The week's other debut -- "Brad's Status," starring Ben Stiller -- earned $100,179 in limited release.