'It' shatters another box office record

PHOTO: Bill Skarsgard stars as Pennywise in the the 2017 movie "It." PlayWarner Bros.
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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.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:

  • 1. "It," $60 million
  • 2. "American Assassin," $14.8 million
  • 3. "mother!," $7.5 million
  • 4. "Home Again," $5.3 million
  • 5. "The Hitman’s Bodyguard," $3.55 million
  • 6. "Annabelle: Creation," $2.6 million
  • 7. "Wind River," $2.55 million
  • 8. "Leap!," $2.1 million
  • 9. "Spider-Man: Homecoming," $1.87 million
  • 10. "Logan Lucky," $1.3 million