IT” managed to claw its way back to the top of the box office after getting knocked off last weekend newcomer by “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” The race for the top spot was a close one as this week's new arrival “American Made” joined the two aforementioned films in jostling with each other to be number one.

'It' back on top, makes more history

It” is back on top at the domestic box office after making $17.31 million from 3,917 theaters. This is now the third time in four weekends that the film has held the top spot. On Thursday, Warner Bros. announced that the film had broken the 44-year-old record held by “The Exorcist” as the top-grossing horror film worldwide.

The Exorcist” took in $441 million, while in one month “It” has managed to make $555.9 million. Of this $291.1 million has come from the domestic box office, while $264.8 million has come from overseas. “Variety” reports that Warner Bros. and New Line already had a date in place for the sequel to come out, September 6th, 2019.

'American Made' and Kingsman' come in just behind

Right behind “It” at the box office was “American Made”, which took in $17.06 million in its first weekend at the box office. The film, which has an estimated production budget of $50 million, also took in $64.8 million overseas.

The R-rated biographical crime thriller stars Tom Cruise as Barry Seal, a TWA pilot who becomes a drug smuggler for the Medellin Cartel.

It has been met with positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, as it has a certified fresh rating of 87% from 182 critic reviews and an 81% audience score from 14,358 ratings.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle” came in third place in its second weekend, earning $17 million dollars. The film has now earned $66.6 million dollars at the domestical box office.

It has also made $126.3 million overseas for a worldwide total of $192.9 million.

'Flatliners' leaves critics with almost no pulse

The next best performing new film at the box office was “Flatliners”, which came in fifth place earning $6.5 million. A remake of the 1990 film of the same name, the plot follows five young medical students who try to perform experiments that produce near-death experiences.

However, the PG-13 sci-fi horror film starring Ellen Page and Nina Dobrev managed to almost make critics flatline. It currently boasts a 3% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes from 40 critic reviews. Audiences liked it somewhat more, giving it a 41% audience score from 9,233 user ratings.