New Line Cinema’s “IT,” the critically lauded big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s perennial best seller, floated to the top of the Indian box office on its opening weekend, earning Rs.9.7 Crores Gross across 680 cinemas, and still climbing. Monday’s collections for IT were at a staggering 1.65 cr (gross). The movie has been directed by Andy Muschietti (Mama) & the much-anticipated horror thriller is the No.1 film amongst new releases this weekend.
In making the announcement, Denzil Dias, Vice President & Managing Director, Warner Bros. Pictures India said:
“‘IT’ is the film that everyone is talking about, whether fans of the genre or not, driving moviegoers across India to brave the cinema for their own encounter with Pennywise. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the results, and congratulate New Line Cinema, director Andy Muschietti and his phenomenal cast and crew on this fantastic opening.”
Directed by Andy Muschietti (“Mama”), “IT” is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. First published in 1986, IT became an instant classic. It continues to be counted among the best and most influential works of the undisputed literary master of horror, inspiring numerous film and television projects in the years that have followed.