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“It” Beats Out “Exorcist” For Highest-Grossing Horror Film Ever

Stephen King's It
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Apparently people just love movies about child-eating clowns and “floating”.

According to Variety, Stephen King’s It has pushed by The Exorcist to become the highest-grossing horror film domestically. There are some limitations however. The Exorcist is still the highest-grossing horror film internationally, with $441.3 million to It’s $404.3 million, and this distinction doesn’t take into account profit from the 1973 version of It and the possible inflation of those grosses.

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Despite these caveats, It still earned $236.3 million domestically so far, and only cost $35 million to produce.  Currently, the movie is the ninth highest-grossing R-rated release in history, and the highest-grossing September release. Due to these record-shattering grosses, the sequel is already in the works, and we can probably expect more success for the movie.

It really has taken the movie theaters, and the internet, by storm, with breakout performances from the kid-heavy cast, including Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, and Finn Wolfhand. Bill Skarsgard (one of Alexander Skarsgard’s five siblings) rounds out the cast as the clown himself, Pennywise  (or as some like to say Pettywise).

If you haven’t seen It yet, go before someone spoils it for you.

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