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!