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Horror blockbuster 'It' completely crushed box-office expectations. What happened?

New Line Cinema's blockbuster horror movie "It," adapted from the Stephen King novel, is expected to dominate the box office for a second straight weekend after a record-breaking debut, further demonstrating the power of the horror genre to draw audiences.

This weekend, analysts expect "It" to collect $55 million domestically, easily retaining the No. 1 position and holding off two new wide releases: Lionsgate's and CBS Films' "American Assassin,"

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