Jordan Peele's Us has passed yet another milestone at the box office.
After three weeks in release, Jordan Peele's Us has passed $200 million at the worldwide box office after taking in another $13.8 million domestically. Produced for $20 million, Us continues to perform well at the box office -- especially given it's an original R-rated film. Given the film's impressive hold, it seems all but set to secure the title of biggest domestic haul for a movie starring a woman of color, surpassing Hidden Figures ($235.9 million) and Crazy Rich Asians ($238.5) -- neither adjusted for inflation.
The film is currently sitting at $216.5 million worldwide and remains in fourth place at the domestic box office, proving it has legs despite competition from Pet Sematary and Shazam!. Us continues to outpace Peele's last film, Get Out, which finished its theatrical run with $255.4 million at the worldwide box office. Get Out was made for just 4.5 million.
The writer/director may not be done wit the world of Us just yet, as he previously teased an "elaborate mythology and history" he developed for the Tethered that he may someday want to explore on the big screen.
Peele recently launched a reboot of The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access. He's also producing Lovecraft Country, the horror film Wendell and Wild and the upcoming Candyman film -- deemed a "spiritual sequel" to the original.
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 The Hollywood Reporter)