It Chapter Two topped the box office this weekend, earning $91 million domestically and $185 million worldwide. The first It opened this weekend two years ago with $123 million domestically and $189 million worldwide.
Critics are also less enamored of the sequel, which has a 65% fresh and 6.23/10 average critic rating over at Rotten Tomatoes versus an 86% fresh and 7.23/10 average rating for It.
The sequel, based on Stephen King’s novel, features the adult members of the Losers Club, played by (among others) Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Bill Hader.
Millennium and Lionsgate's Angel Has Fallen fell to No. 2 in its third outing with $6 million or a domestic total of $53.5 million. Next up was Universal’s Good Boys, which grossed $5.4 million in its fourth weekend for a domestic tally of $66.9 million and $82.4 million globally.
Disney's The Lion King stayed in the top five in its eighth weekend with $4.2 million domestically. Overseas, it grossed another $13.4 million for a total haul of $1.59 billion.