While it didn’t set the new mark for the best horror movie opening, It Chapter Two continued the franchise’s dominance.
The sequel to the 2017 earned a huge $91 million opening. That’s not close to the record set by the first chapter, which shocked box office experts with $123 million.
Chapter Two makes it a one-two punch for the franchise as it knocks out the 2018 Halloween remake ($76 million) from second place on the all-time horror chart.
Worldwide Chapter Two has brought in $185 million.
Two-time winner Angel Has Fallen was in second place with $6 million. That takes its total to $53.4 million. With a $40 million budget, the film is already playing with house money so everything else is a bonus.
In third place, Good Boys brought in $5.4 million to take its total to $68 million. The Lion King took home another $4.1 million to go up to $529 million in eight weeks.
Closing out the top five is Overcomer with $3.75 million for $24.7 million. That’s taken the $5 million budgeted film to another big hit for the Kendrick Brothers.