Pennywise is back to haunt children of Derry and this time around, he is earning big at the Box Office as well.
After making fans of horror wait for '27' years, Pennywise is back to haunt children of Derry while totally killing it at the Box Office. Despite negative critical reviews and mixed opinions from the audience, Andy Muschietti's sequel to IT: Chapter Two has opened with a huge $185 million across the globe which is well, not better than the original but it is certainly close!
And anyway, a sequel movie overperforming the original is a rare sight. While IT cashed in $123 million in domestic grounds and $189 million globally, Chapter Two has earned $91 million domestically but $185 million worldwide, as reported by Forbes, and I say that's a big whoop!
The movie is successfully dragging viewers to theatres and that's a big WIN when it comes to showbiz and Hollywood. 'It: Chapter Two also scored the second-highest opening weekend ever for a horror film, solidly ahead of last fall’s Halloween reboot ($76.2M), the second-highest opening weekend for the month of September and the fifth-highest debut of all time for an R-rated film,' Box Office reveals the statistics.
With a decent opening like that, IT Chapter Two can certainly achieve its target of cashing in $600-$700 million. And, since the movie is doing great, another IT movie is already in talks, even though the director clearly mentioned before that this is going to be the last we see of Pennywise. Classic Hollywood!
According to Bill Skarsgård, a third IT movie is possible but it will have to be a prequel. “It would have to be the right type of approach to it. The book ends where the second movie ends, so that is the final chapter of this story. There is this interesting aspect of going back in time before all this happened. There might be a story there that might be worth exploring. Obviously that would be a story that’s not in the book, it would be a freestanding story, but obviously within the same universe. So, there might be something interesting out of it. I think it would be fun," he told Entertainment Weekly in an interview.
A prequel movie which explored Pennywise's history? I am SO down with the idea. The kid 'Losers' are also willing to return for another movie so I'm guessing there might be another IT movie after all.
When asked, all of the children of Derry from the original agreed to the idea of doing another movie. All eyes on Andy Muschietti now!
Starring James Mcvoy as Bill Denbrough, Jay Ryan as Hanscom, Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh, Bill Hader as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon, Andy Bean as Stanley and James Ransone as Eddie Kaspbrak, Bill Skarsgard aka Pennywise, It Chapter Two is now showing at theatres near you. Have you watched it yet?