Stephen King’s ‘IT’ Blows Past $200 Million In First 5 Days [Video]

Stephen King’s ‘IT’ Blows Past $200 Million In First 5 Days [Video]

Stephen King’s IT has been breaking records all over the place since the film’s released last Friday. But now that it has sailed past $200 million, it is safe to assume that the celebrated author and filmmaker is truly the King of Horror.

“The True Apex Predator!”

At the domestic box office, Stephen King’s IT pulled in $123 million in its first weekend. But the massive mojo for the horror film did not stop there with gigantic returns on Monday and Tuesday, bringing Stephen King’s IT up to $143 million in the U.S. and $66 million at the international box office, according to Box Office Mojo.

That brings Stephen King’s IT up to a grand total of $209 million in its first five days and all signs indicate that the film is only picking up more steam as it goes. So much so that producers for the film have already announced that Part 2 of Stephen King’s IT has been greenlit and will be much scarier and more nerve-tingling than the first installment.

There has been some speculation that Stephen King at the movies was becoming less of an attractive draw, considering the low turnout for The Dark Tower and Carrie, not to mention the canceling of the theatrical run for Cell. But the release of Stephen King’s IT has put all the naysayers in a tiny little basket, struggling to get their feet out of their mouths.

“Death is an illusion!”

With all of the mojo surrounding Stephen King’s IT, there is something in particular that I and many other horror fans want to see, even if it is sacrilegious to suggest it: James Wan directing an adaptation of The Shining.

Now I know what everyone is going to say here, and trust me, I might have been saying the same thing if wasn’t writing this damn article. But I am not suggesting a remake of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, but rather another interpretation of Stephen King’s The Shining. As most horror fans are aware, there is a big difference between the two.

[Featured Image by Warner Bros.]

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Nick Younker has spent over fifteen years working in the local and national media. After transitioning from television to online journalism, he honed in on his lifelong love of horror entertainment and blended it with his unique abilities as a writer. He is the father of two gifted children and has spent most of his life in southern Indiana, excluding 3 years in Atlanta while working with Turner Entertainment. You can catch up with him on Twitter at @NYounker, or on his website,, where he publishes his daily news articles about updates in the horror, sci-fi and entertainment industry.

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