'It Chapter 2' creeps up to number one at the worldwide box office

Bill Skarsgård is back as the terrifying Pennywise in Andy Muschietti's 'It Chapter 2.'

The second chapter of the "It" reboot has spooked enough moviegoers over the weekend to claw its way up to the top position, according to data published by Comccore. With a gross of 185 million USD upon its theatrical release, the horror flick sidelined "Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" off of its four-week winning streak, and is ahead of Disney juggernaut "The Lion King."

"It Chapter 2" and Pennywise are coming out of the sewer in full force. The Andy Muschietti movie was off to the races with a gross of 185 million USD during its debut weekend, according to data published by Comscore on Monday, September 9. For the final chapter in the Stephen King adaptation, the Argentinian director has broken the record of the reboot's first installment, which had pulled in over 179 million USD around the world upon its 2017 release.

Coming in right behind the demented clown is the explosive trio of Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and Idris Elba, who are brought down a peg to second place after leading the list for four weeks straight with their "Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw," which grossed an extra 19.4 million USD over the weekend. Since its release in August, the David Leitch caper has accumulated over 719 million USD worldwide.

Disney retains a presence on the podium, winning a bronze medal with its live-action remake of "The Lion King." Jon Favreau's reboot of the animated classic raked in 17.6 million USD as of the end of the weekend, bringing its total up to over 1.6 billion USD since its July release.

Here were the Top 10 movies at last weekend's worldwide box office (in millions of USD):

1. It Chapter 2 - 185

2. Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw - 19.4

3. The Lion King - 17.6

4. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - 15.1

5. Angel Has Fallen - 13.6

6. Ne Zha - 8

7. Good Boys - 7.7

8. The Angry Birds Movie 2 - 6

9. Toy Story 4 - 5.4

10. Wedding Nightmare - 4.5