'It' shatters box office records with a $123 million weekend

The horror film bested "Home Again" and "The Hitman's Bodyguard."

ByABC News
September 11, 2017, 5:18 PM

— -- "It" had monstrous box office weekend, scaring up an estimated $123.1 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

The horror flick, based on Stephen King's best-selling novel and starring Bill Skarsgard, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs and Wyatt Oleff, delivered the largest September opening, largest fall opening and the largest opening for an R-rated horror film. It earned an additional $66.3 million overseas, according to a press release from Warner Bros.

"Home Again," starring Reese Witherspoon, took second place, raking in a not-to-shabby $9 million. "The Hitman's Bodyguard," the box office champ for the last three weeks, bowed in third place with an estimated $4.85 million.

Another horror film, "Annabelle: Creation," finished in fourth place, earning an estimated $4 million, and "Wind River" rounded out the top 10 with an estimated $3.2 million haul.

One of the week's other new films, "Rebel in the Rye" -- starring Nicholas Hoult, Zoey Deutch, Kevin Spacey and Sarah Paulson -- had an impressive debut, pulling in $44,280 from just four theaters.

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

  • 1. "It," $117 million
  • 2. "Home Again," $9 million
  • 3. "The Hitman’s Bodyguard," $4.85 million
  • 4. "Annabelle: Creation," $4 million
  • 5. "Wind River," $3.2 million
  • 6. "Leap!," $2.5 million
  • 7. "Spider-Man: Homecoming," $2 million
  • 8. "Dunkirk," $1.86 million
  • 9. "Logan Lucky, $1.8 million
  • 10. "The Emoji Movie," $1 million