Sunday 27 May 2018

IT movie proves monster hit with record-breaking UK and Ireland box office

IT 2017
IT 2017
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The big screen adaptation of Stephen King's IT hit the top of the UK and Ireland box office on its opening weekend earning £9,884,000 (€10,876,150).

The flick, based on King's 1986 best-seller and directed by Andy Muschietti, is the biggest horror opening of all time.

It tells the story of seven young outcasts growing up in Derry, Maine, who call themselves the Losers' Club.  Each has been ostracised and targeted by bullies and all of them have seen their inner fears come to life in the form of a shapeshifting demon they call 'It'.

Pennywise the clown is played by Bill Skarsgard and the film has been garnering rave reviews which have been reflected in box office earnings across the globe.

The film took €179m worldwide over the weekend including a record-breaking €117 in the US.

However, the film is beaten by Spider-Man: Homecoming in the international box office charts.

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