"It," the movie adaption of Stephen King's novel from 1986 about a scary clown, won over audiences during its opening weekend, scaring up $117.2 million in the U.S. and Canada.

That total is more than double the previous September box office record of $52 million which was set by "Hotel Transylvania 2" in 2015. 

Time Warner Inc.'s (TWX) Warner Bro.'s studio, which distributed the movie, spent just $35 million to make the film. 

"It" also opened well overseas, bringing in $62 million in 46 markets, setting records for horror openings in the U.K., Brazil, Russia and Australia. 

Time Warner shares were set to open at $100.20 per share Monday. 

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