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IT: Chapter Two Wins Box Office as Franchise Passes Major Milestone

IT: Chapter Two continues to scare up the box office, taking home the crown for the second weekend in a row.

According to Deadline, the Andy Muschietti-directed horror flick brought in $40.7 million stateside and $47 million overseas this weekend, bringing its domestic and international totals to $153.8 million and $169.6 million, respectively. Combined with the gross of 2017's IT, the franchise has now officially crossed the $1 billion mark.

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Jennifer Lopez's Hustlers took the number two spot this weekend with a $33.2 million opening. It was followed by Angel Has Fallen, Good Boys and The Lion King. This was the Disney live-action remake's ninth straight weekend in the top five domestic box office.

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It was bad news, however, for The Goldfinch, which opened to a disappointing $2.6 million from 2,542 locations. Based on the novel by Donna Tartt, the film was expected to be Oscar contention. However, with poor box office and critical receptions, it may be fighting an uphill battle.

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Directed by Andy Muschietti, It Chapter Two stars Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Jay Ryan, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Teach Grant, Jess Weixler, Will Beinbrink, Xavier Dolan, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff and Nicholas Hamilton.

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