The “It” franchise is responsible for the two biggest horror movie openings ever

America sure does love clowns.

It: Chapter Two raked in $91 million at the US box office this weekend, the second-biggest opening total ever for a horror film. The biggest, of course, was for the first It movie, which took in $123 million in its debut weekend two years ago.

Based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King, It: Chapter Two takes place 27 years after the events of It, as the now adult members of the “Losers’ Club” return to their fictional hometown of Derry, Maine, to defeat the evil clown Pennywise once and for all.

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