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It breaks record for biggest opening of a horror film

It topped this weekend's box office charts, bringing in $117 million in the United States and Canada and breaking two records.

The $35 million adaptation of the Stephen King novel was projected to bring in $55 million, but it ended up having the largest opening for a horror movie and the biggest September opening weekend gross ever, the Los Angeles Times reports. It stars Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, a murderer who preys on children in a small town in Maine. The success of It is good news for Hollywood, which saw low ticket sales over the summer.