- It dominated the box office for the second consecutive weekend
- At $60.1 million, It's weekend #2 collection is above the 2 new releases
- It bested Jennifer Lawrences's mother! At the box office
Trailing far behind were two new releases, American Assassin from CBS Films/Lionsgate, at $14.8 million, and mother! which took in just $7.5 million in ticket sales despite the star power of Jennifer Lawrence.
American Assassin stars Dylan O'Brien as a CIA "black ops" recruit who teams up with crusty veteran agent Michael Keaton to try to prevent terrorists from starting a war.
Paramount's mother! earned a dubious distinction: the lowest opening gross for a Lawrence film in wide release. A psychological thriller from Darren Aronofsky, it likely suffered from going head-to-head against It.
In the film, Lawrence and her husband, played by Javier Bardem, see their tranquil lives upended when strangers (Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer) show up at their country home.
The movie drew a rare "F" from the ComScore website, despite a relatively strong 69 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Aronofsky earned critical acclaim for earlier films, including Black Swan (2010), The Wrestler (2008), Requiem for a Dream (2000) and Pi (1998).
And in fifth was The Hitman's Bodyguard, at $3.6 million. The action comedy stars Ryan Reynolds as a bodyguard hired to protect a notorious hitman played by Samuel L. Jackson.
Rounding out the top 10 were:
Annabelle: Creation ($2.4 million)
Wind River ($2.6 million)
Leap! ($2.2 million)
Spider-Man: Homecoming ($1.9 million)
Dunkirk ($1.3 million)
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