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Us Has Major Box Office Debut

Jordan Peele made his name doing comedy, but he secured his legacy by crossing over to horror. 2017’s Get out was a wildly successful horror film that earned Peele a Best Screenplay Oscar, and the lead actor got a Golden Globe… for comedy. Yeah, I was just as confused as you were. Not too shabby for Peele’s first time in a new genre right?

Fast forward to this year and we get Peele’s second scary movie, Us. The movie has been getting mixed reviews from the audience while garnering 94% positive from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, 69% from audiences, but it received a solid B from the crowd on CinemaScore. This more tepid response from the crowd has not translated to poor box office performance though. The movie is expected to have a weekend take of $67 million which would make it the highest grossing original horror film. It took in over $120 million but it was a remake/reboot. This is more than double what Get Out took in on its opening weekend and is a testament to the impact that film had on people wanting more from peele.

RELATED: Us Review: Thrilling But Puzzling

Us stars Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther) and Winston Duke (Black Panther) and was written and directed by Jordan Peele. It tells the story of a family that is haunted by frightening doppelgangers.

Have you seen the movie? What did you think of it? If you haven’t seen it, do you plan too? Let us know in the comments below!

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Source: Variety, Rotten Tomatoes, CinemaScore

 

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