Jordan Peele’s US is smash hit the box office! I went to see the movie with my co-hosts Quincy Harris and Jermaine Dolly, last week Thursday. Now, I don’t do well with horror films, but this was more of a psychological thriller that left me confused at the end, but after I slept on it, there are a few epiphanies that came through. I don’t want to ruin it for anyone but I will definitely have to see it again.
According to Variety.com
Universal’s “Us,” the second directorial effort from Jordan Peele, pulled off a stunning debut, generating $70 million from 3,741 North American locations. That haul is enough to land it the second-best opening weekend of the year behind Disney’s “Captain Marvel” ($153 million). The psychological thriller about a family confronted by a band of doppelgangers nearly doubled projections, which estimated a three-day total in the $38 million to $45 million range.
“Us” now has the largest weekend for an original horror movie, surpassing “A Quiet Place,” as well as the biggest launch for an original R-rated film behind “Ted.” It also shattered the benchmark set by Peele’s directorial debut “Get Out,” which launched with $33 million in 2017.
Overseas, “Us” launched with $16.7 million from 47 international territories for a global start of $86.95 million. That number is all the more impressive considering Universal and Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions spent a modest $20 million to make “Us,” not including marking and distribution fees, meaning the movie quadrupled its production cost in less than a week.
Check out trailer below: