Thanks to the rave reviews for the film, It has been a runaway train at the box office this summer. Applauded for the beautiful blend of coming-of-age elements with Bill Skarsgård’s chilling portrayal of Pennywise, the film is now poised to become the highest-grossing horror film of all-time.

Warner Bros. has announced that It will surpass The Exorcist – which released in 1973 and earned $232.9 million USD from the global box office – as early as this evening.

Early estimates indicate that the film should make another $30 million USD this weekend — although bumped from the number one spot by Kingsman: The Golden Circle – for a total haul of $265-270 million USD.

Many industry insiders predict that the final tally will exceed $300 million USD which would make It only the fourth R-rated film to reach that benchmark – joining The Passion of the Christ, Deadpool and American Sniper.

Words by Alec Banks
Features Editor

Alec Banks is a Los Angeles-based long-form writer with over a decade of experience covering fashion, music, sports, and culture.

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