• IT Chapter Two and Joker can help Warner Bros. get out of their 2019 slump. 1 / 10

  • It's been a tough 2019 at the box office for anyone who isn't Disney, with Warner Bros. having a few big disappointments. 2 / 10

  • Titles like Godzilla: King of the Monsters seriously under-performed, and nobody could keep up with Disney's endless hits. 3 / 10

  • However, Warner Bros. have two aces up their sleeves - both clown-based - that could give them a big boost. 4 / 10

  • IT Chapter Two is the sequel to the 2017 hit that became the highest grossing R-rated movie ever. 5 / 10

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  • It's expected to do similarly strong business to its predecessor, and has more hype than ever surrounding it. 6 / 10

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  • While Todd Phillips' Joker isn't going to do billion dollar business, it is expected to be a comfortable hit. 7 / 10

  • It's also being hyped up in much more prestigious terms, which is something Disney don't have with this sort of film. 8 / 10

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  • Ultimately, no studio in 2019 can stand toe-to-toe with Disney, but there are still benefits to be found for companies like Warner Bros. 9 / 10

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