UPDATE: The number has since grown to $123 million opening domestic, making a worldwide total of $185 million. The original article follows.

IT has smashed even the most optimistic box office predictions, breaking records and netting in over $110 million in its opening weekend domestically. You could tell the readaptation of Stephen King’s novel was going to be a hit from the very first teaser, which not only promised a glossy prestige horror but easily smashed the record for most trailer views in the first 24 hours.

Despite that, early box office predictions were rather conservative, with pundits originally expecting it to land around
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UPDATED: IT Shatters Box Office Records With Biggest Horror Movie Opening Ever