The weekend's only starting, and IT has already broken 4 box office records

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You know how critics predicted that Stephen King’s IT would break box office records? It seems that they had the Shining. After a Thursday night opening, the monster fright-fest has indeed broke records.

Four of them, in fact.

According to Deadline, the R-rated IT’s record-breaking take of $13.5 million means it had:

  • The largest gross for a horror pre-show gross.
  • The largest gross for a R-rated preview gross.
  • The largest gross for a September preview, ever.
  • The largest gross for a movie based on a Stephen King novel.

This Thursday night preview kicked the stuffing out of the R-rated Deadpool, which only earned $12.7 from its pre-show screenings. Experts are predicting more record-shattering as the weekend progresses.

IT, which tells the tale of a small band of young outcasts who face clown-shaped evil, was without a doubt the most frightening book I have ever read. And the film brings the werid, wicked intensity of the books. I have no doubt IT will have earned its millions.

Via Deadline and BloodyDisgusting.