In Australia, It: Chapter Two managed a 75 per cent share of the top five films in the country with $ 625,000 at 501 screens. The first instalment released in 2017 turned out to be blockbuster earning $373 million at the international box office and $327 million in North America. It: Chapter Two is the sequel to the 2017 hit It and is based on the second half of Stephen King's 1986 novel. The story picks up 27 years after the events of the first film and centers on the grown-up versions of the seven members of the Losers Club. The group deals with the return of the evil dancing clown Pennywise.
James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Rasone and Andy Bean star as the adult Losers Club. Gary Dauberman's script received direction from Andy Muschietti who returned to direct.
Oscar Winners Used to Be Announced Before the Ceremony. During the early years of the Academy Awards, the organization provided newspapers with the names in advance, with the agreement that they would not publish the names until 11 p.m. Of course, then someone had to ruin it for everyone, when The Los Angeles Times broke this rule during the heated 1940 competition, announcing that Gone With the Wind had won before the statue had been handed out. It led to a rule change that stands today. And for more trivia straight from the Dolby, check out these 30 Oscars Telecast Jokes That Totally Bombed.