For the second straight weekend “IT¨ once again dominated the box office off of its history-making opening weekend as the film continues to terrify the competition and rake in money. Besides that, new releases “American Assassin” and “Mother!” performed as expected by analysts in their opening weekends.

'It' continues to have success in its second weekend

In its second weekend, “It” took in $60.1 million from 4,148 theaters, which was right in line with studio estimates for the week. It once again dominated the competition, taking in about $45.3 million more than its closest competition at the domestic box office.

The R-rated horror movie, which only had an estimated production budget of $35 million, has already made about $223 million dollars domestically. If the film's overseas take off, about $153.5 million is added in, “It” has made a grand total of around $376.5 million worldwide in only two weeks.

“It” has already passed the 1986 film “Crocodile Dundee” ($174.8 million) in terms of having the highest domestic gross all-time for any movie released in September. It also closing in on 1973's “The Exorcist” ($232.9 million) in terms of being the biggest R-rated horror film of all time.

How the new films at the box office performed

This weekend at the box office did see two notable movies premiere at the box office and a non-movie enter into the top 15 spots.

Lionsgate's “American Assassin” came in second place at the box office, earning $14.8 million from 3,154 theaters. The action-thriller starring Dylan O'Brien and Michael Keaton has a 35% rotten score from 113 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. However, audiences like the film, giving it a 72% score from 12,631 user ratings.

The other big release of the week was Paramount's film “mother!

”, which came in third place, earning $7.5 million from 2,368 theaters. This mystery/drama/horror movie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem has a 68% fresh score from 204 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

Audiences have been less fond of the film though, giving it a 42% score from 13,531 user ratings. It also received an F rating from moviegoers polled by CinemaScore, making it one of only 19 films to do so.

Coming in 15th place at the box office this week was the Canelo vs. GGG: Supremacy fight, which made $703,000 from 465 theaters. This is the second big showing by a boxing match in recent weeks at the box office, as the Conor McGregor v. Floyd Mayweather fight came in 8th place a few weeks ago.