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Kingsman Sequel Set to Dethrone Stephen King's It at the Box Office

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Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema's adaptation of Stephen King's It has already become the highest-grossing horror film of all time, and the movie's third weekend at the box office is set to bring in a respectable $30 million dollars. However, that won't be enough to hold the top spot. 20th Century Fox's Kingsman: The Golden Circle is expected to earn between $39 and $40 million dollars at the domestic box office this weekend, edging out the acclaimed horror film.

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Kingsman: The Secret Service, the first film in what director Matthew Vaughn envisions as a trilogy, opened to $36.2 million domestically in 2014. That film went on to earn $414 worldwide. Although the sequel is opening stronger than its predecessor, it hasn't been as well received critically. The Golden Circle has 51% on Rotten Tomatoes in comparison to The Secret Service's 74%. It beats out both movies, as it's certified fresh with 84%.

A script is already in the works for It: Part Two. News broke earlier this month that Gary Dauberman, who co-wrote the first film, will return to write the sequel with director Andrés Muschietti expected to return behind the camera.

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Directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kingsman: The Golden Circle stars returning cast members Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Sophie Cookson, joined by Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges. The film is now in theaters.

(via Deadline)

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