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‘It’ Wins Box Office for Second Week

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Photographer: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc./Everett Collection

Warner Bros.’ “It” topped the box office for a second weekend, as strong reviews and audience reception spooked competing movies.

Based on the Stephen King horror story, the film from Time Warner Inc.’s movie division collected $60.1 million in theaters in the U.S. and Canada, ComScore Inc. said in an emailed statement Monday. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.’s “American Assassin” debuted in second place with $14.8 million, meeting estimates. Likely awards contender “mother!” placed third with $7.53 million, missing expectations by a wide margin.