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.
Jordan Peele’s US dug in deep, debuting with $70M and doubled up on GET OUT, which opened with $33M.— Exhibitor Relations Co. (@ERCboxoffice) March 24, 2019
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).
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)