September 22, 2017


'It' Is Now Officially The Highest-Grossing Horror Film of All Time (In The U.S.)

Film Select Trailer via YouTube
Film Select Trailer via YouTube

Many of us saw this coming, but it's now official! The It movie is officially the highest-grossing horror film of all-time in the U.S., according to Variety.

The incredibly successful adaptation of Stephen King's classic 1986 novel raked in a whopping $236.3 million stateside, pushing 1973's The Exorcist into second place with its $232.9 million box office gross. The Exorcist is still the big winner internationally though, as it made $441.3 million globally compared to It's current $404.3 million. But as Variety points out, this doesn't take inflation into account. Previously, Andy Muschietti's take on the iconic novel became the ninth highest-grossing R-rated release in history.

The remake completely shattered box-office records during its opening weekend, making a massive $123.1 million. It's also the biggest opening weekend from a horror film beating out previous record-holder 2011's Paranormal Activity 3 with its $52.6 million. Muschietti hopes to keep the momentum going, with a sequel in the works with New Line Studios. He also wants to remake fan favorite Pet Sematary with his sister and producer Barbara.

Click here for our roundup of all the behind-the-scenes photos from the movie set. Now, keep the creepy going with Ouija: Origin of Evil star Elizabeth Reaser explaining how filming became "psychologically terrifying":