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Box Office Report: ‘It’ Becomes All-time Top-Grossing September Release

Horror hit from New Line grosses $60 million, powering past summer’s few remaining animated releases.

It was once again the top movie at the box office with the adaptation of the Stephen King novel becoming the highest-grossing September release of all time.

The New Line release earned $60 million at the domestic box office in its second weekend of release, bringing its total to $219 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. The movie also opened in several new international markets, bringing its overseas total to $153 million for a worldwide total of $371 million. That easily puts it past the $175 million domestic gross earned by Crocodile Dundee when it was released in September 1986.

The Weinstein Co.’s animated release Leap! Earned $2.1 million in its fourth weekend of release — good enough for eighth place at the domestic box office. Leap has earned $19 million domestic and $81 million international for a solid $102 million worldwide gross.

Coming in just behind Leap is Sony-Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming with a $1.9 million weekend. The superhero hit has pulled in $330 million domestic since its July 7 release. Its international take of $531 million gives it a total $861 million to date.

In the 12th spot for the weekend is Sony’s The Emoji Movie with a $975,000 weekend. With a domestic gross of $84 million and a foreign tally of $95 million, the CG-animated feature comes in with $179 million total.

Right behind The Emoji Movie is Illumination-Universal’s Despicable Me 3, with an $828,000 weekend total. That pads out the movie’s $261 million domestic gross and its $1 billion worldwide total.

Rounding out the animated features in release this weekend: The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature with $461,000 and Pixar’s Cars 3 with $178,000. The former has grossed to date $28 million domestic and $11 million foreign for $39 million total. The latter has earned $152 million domestic and $205 international for $357 million worldwide.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.

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