Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Has Already Broken a Box Office Record

/Film | 3/22/2019 | Ben Pearson
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After winning an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for 2017’s Get Out, writer/director Jordan Peele is back with Us, a new tale of terror that’s a totally different type of movie. And it seems like audiences are curious about what Peele is bringing to the table, because the film has only been out for less than a day and it’s already broken a box office record.

In its Thursday night screenings, Us grossed $7.4 million in North America, putting it behind films like It, Paranormal Activity 3, and last year’s Halloween. But according to Forbes, that’s good enough for “the biggest Thursday preview gross for an R-rated movie that isn’t a sequel or isn’t based on anything.” Not bad for only his second directorial effort. Peele has come out of the gate as an auteur filmmaker with a distinct voice, and I’m thrilled that he turned down the chance to direct huge tentpole movies and focused his efforts on this complex horror film instead.

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BoxOfficeMojo says Us‘s $7.4 million performance is more than four times as big as Get Out‘s $1.8 million in previews, and it seems destined to open well enough that it should easily find itself as the latest entrant on the list of top 10 biggest opening weekends for R-rated horror films. Currently, that list looks...
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