Jordan Peele's Us More Than Doubled Get Out's Opening Weekend

Jordan Peele has topped himself. The opening weekend for Us grossed more than twice as much as his Academy Award winning first film, Get Out.

Estimates from Exhibitor Relations Co. on Twitter indicate Us has earned $70 million in its first weekend. With an estimated budget of $20 million, Us has already grossed triple -- almost quadruple -- its budget. Get Out, in comparison, opened to $33 million in 2017 and was made for $4.5 million. Get Out ultimately earned $255 million in the worldwide box office, with $176 million domestically. This is in part due to how well the film performed weekend-to-weekend. Although there's no guarantee that Us will out-gross Get Out by the end of its theatrical run, a first weekend this strong certainly increases its chances of doing so.

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Us has also bested a number of recent R-rated horror films, including The Nun ($53 million domestic opening, $117 million domestic total) and A Quiet Place ($50 million domestic opening, $188 million domestic total). However, it is still slightly behind the opening weekend of Halloween ($76 million opening, $159 million domestic total) and it's far behind current champion IT ($123 million domestic opening, $327 million domestic total).

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In theaters now, Us is written, directed and produced by Jordan Peele. The film stars Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Anna Diop, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Kara Hayward, Tim Heidecker and Shahadi Wright Joseph.

(via Box Office Mojo)

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