'It' becomes highest-grossing horror film of all time at US Box-Office

Updated:1 year, 4 months ago IST

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): Pennywise the Clown has completely creeped out all the competition at the ticket windows. “It,” the blockbuster adaptation of Stephen King’s novel about a child-eating clown, has pushed past “The Exorcist” to become the highest-grossing horror film on a domestic basis, reports Entertainment Weekly. It’s still a stunning result for the King adaptation, and a reason to celebrate at Warner Bros. and New Line, the studios responsible for bringing Pennywise to the big screen. “It” has earned $236.3 million stateside. In contrast, “The Exorcist” has grossed $232.9 million domestically. In addition to terrorizing ’70s theatergoers, “The Exorcist” got two director’s cut re-releases. “It” is directed by Andres Muschietti (“Mama”) and stars Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise, along with a kid-heavy cast 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. But, 'The Exorcist' is still the top-grossing horror film on an international basis, having netted USD 441.3 million globally to `It's` USD 404.3 million. This isn't the only record the movie has broken during its short tenure in theaters so far. The film is also the ninth highest-grossing R-rated release in history and the highest-grossing September release.

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