IT is primed to become the highest grossing Stephen King movie adaptation ever at the domestic box office in less than a week of theatrical release. The first big screen adaptation of King’s classic 1986 novel, of course, defied all box office expectations over the weekend, grossing more than $123 million in its opening frame and becoming the biggest opener for a horror movie of all time.

Hitting theaters 27 years after the IT miniseries starring Tim Curry as the murderous Pennywise the Dancing Clown terrified TV viewers, director Andy Muschietti’s feature film version of IT was not only a hit with critics, ...

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