Many of us were introduced to horror through the works of one of America’s most prolific writers, Stephen King (or, as my mother used to call him, “That author you like. You know, the one who writes those strange books”). But not all the movies made from his books were hits.
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Our good friends at Moneypod, a trading style of Nouveau Finance Ltd., located in Finchley, London, in the United Kingdom, have put together an infographic comparing King’s hits with his misses. Unfortunately, it was made before last year’s It became a runaway hit, so we’ve added that information to the article. Anyway, here are Stephen King’s Hits and Misses courtesy of Moneypod.
King’s biggest money-maker to date was It, released in 2017. The story begins with a mystery: In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one. Eventually, however, a group of seven kids solve the mystery. They soon become united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown – and by their determination to kill It. The film tops the charts as the number one R-rated horror film and the number one supernatural horror film. Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures / Time Warner Inc.
According to Box Office Mojo, It had the biggest gross of a Stephen King film to date, earning over $700 million dollars, with about $327.5 million earned domestically. It also earned another $31 million dollars in DVD and Blu-ray sales, according to The Numbers. That’s almost three-quarters of a billion dollars – close enough, I’m sure, to put a smile on the face of King’s accountant.
The scariest clown in horror movie history has been given the Pop! Vinyl treatment! Pennywise, the clown from Stephen King’s hit It, is now Pop! Vinyl figure #472. ! The demented killer clown looks true to form with his scary teeth, freaky eyebrows, and scary clown costume. Standing about 3 3/4-inches tall, this must-have figure portrays Pennywise holding a boat. This figure is packaged with an acid-free PET plastic Pop Protector with peel-able protective film.
Not enough? Collect the entire line of Stephen King’s It Pop! Vinyls from Funko: Pennywise with Boat (this figure); Pennywise with Crab Legs; Classic Pennywise; Pennywise with Balloon; The Losers Club – Bill Denbrough with Flashlight; Georgie Denbrough; Ben Hanscom holding burnt Easter Egg; Beverly Marsh with key necklace; Richie Tozier with bat; Eddie Kaspbrak with broken arm; Mike Hanlon; and Stanley Uris. That’s a lot of collecting to do – better get started.
NOTE: Due to manufacturing changes made by Funko, the box art for this figure may show the character with different eye color(s).– SEM
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