"It: Chapter 2" Easily Slashed The Competition

“It: Chapter Two” delivered a promising start to the fall movie season after a less-than-impressive summer. The horror sequel earned the top spot by scaring $91-million worth of moviegoers for its debut weekend, although that’s still behind the second-best horror opening in history earned by its predecessor.

But it was a win for Warner Bros, given the lackluster debuts of the studio’s summer flicks “The Kitchen,” “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” and “Shaft.” The killer clown sequel wasn’t as loved by critics as the first, either. Rotten Tomatoes gave “Chapter 2” 64-percent compared to the original’s 87-percent. The general consensus is that the movie is pretty long, clocking at two-hours-and-50 minutes.

The rest of the top ten isn’t even close to matching the earnings of “It.” “Angel Has Fallen” is in the second spot, but with only $6-million. Rounding out the top five is “Good Boys” in third with just over $5-million, “The Lion King” still going strong after eight weeks at number four, and “Overcomer” in the fifth spot after three weeks.

Here’s this weekend’s top 10 movies:

  1. “It: Chapter Two” – $91-million
  2. “Angel Has Fallen” – $6-million
  3. “Good Boys” – $5.4-million
  4. “The Lion King” – $4.2-million
  5. “Overcomer” – $3.8-million
  6. “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” – $3.7-million
  7. “The Peanut Butter Falcon” – $2.276-million
  8. “Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark” – $2.275-million
  9. “Ready Or Not” – $2.2-million
  10. “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” – $2.17-million