Stephen King's IT Will Become The Highest Grossing Horror Movie of All Time!
I'm so bloody happy to announce that the latest big screen adaptation of Stephen King's IT will become the highest grossing horror film of all time, from a pure horror genre standpoint. The movie that it had to beat was the 1973 film The Exorcist which made over $232.9 million since it was first released.
IT is expected to beat the record tomorrow and by Sunday they say it will have made around $270 million. If any film deserves to hold the title of the highest grossing horror film, it's IT. It was just such a fantastically well-made film that the majority of people have just loved. I've already seen it four times in theaters! I have to keep dragging people to see it!
Deadline explains that the studio "is calling the record from a pure genre standpoint, with all other pics such as The Sixth Sense ($293M), Jaws ($260M), and Will Smith’s sci-fi zombie pic I Am Legend ($256.4M) considered horror hybrids."
High fives to the cast and crew of IT, who brought us such an amazingly fun and terrifying film! I can't wait for Chapter 2!