Stephen King's 'IT' becomes highest-grossing horror film of all time at US Box-Office

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Pennywise the Clown has completely creeped out all the competition at the ticket windows.The movie has minted $236.34 million domestically in mere 14 days!

The blockbuster adaptation of Stephen King's 1986 novel of the same name as pushed past The Exorcist to become the highest-grossing horror film on a domestic basis, reports Entertainment Weekly.

The Andres Muschietti directed movie has made $236.34 million domestically in mere 14 days. In contrast, The Exorcist had grossed $232.9 million domestically.

The Exorcist became the genre's highest grossing title of all time at the domestic box office, unadjusted for inflation.

But, The Exorcist is still the top-grossing horror film on an international basis, having netted $441.3 million globally to IT's $404.3 million.

This isn't the only record the movie has broken during its short tenure in theatres so far.

The picture's $123.4 million opening weekend registered the biggest September debut (a bar previously set by Hotel Transylvania 2's $48.5 million debut back in 2015), the largest opening for a horror release, and the second-best three-day frame for an R-rated movie.

The film is also the ninth highest-grossing R-rated release in history and the highest-grossing September release.

IT is directed by Andres Muschietti and stars Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise, along with a kid-heavy cast that includes Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, and Finn Wolfhard.

The movie follows a band of outcast teenagers as they battle a sinister force that's terrorizing their town.
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