It triumphs at U.K. box office with record-breaking haul

Stephen King’s killer clown movie It triumphed at the U.K. box office with the biggest ever opening for a horror film.
The film, which stars Bill Skarsgard as the murderous clown Pennywise and is directed by Andy Muschietti, earned $13m (£9.9m) last weekend (08-11Sep17).
The figure means the movie’s opening was the most lucrative ever for a horror film in Britain, a result that delighted Josh Berger, the U.K. president of distributor Warner Bros.
Praising those behind the movie he said, “We couldn’t be more thrilled with the results, and congratulate (producers) New Line Cinema, director Andy Muschietti and his phenomenal cast and crew on this fantastic opening.”
Down to two is Tom Cruise’s cocaine-fuelled caper American Made with takings of $886,000 (£672,000), while falling to three is Christopher Nolan’s war epic Dunkirk with $826,000 (£626,000).
At four having earned $718,000 (£544,000) is phone based animation The Emoji Movie, while rounding out the top five is The Hitman’s Bodyguard with $639,000 (£484,000).