We love being right. Last week, we told you that the experts were predicting Jordan Peele’s latest horror film ‘Us‘ would take home around $45 or $50 million during its opening weekend, which would have been acceptable.
But we knew the projections were off. We told you ‘Us’ had a great chance of hitting the $70 million mark, and guess what? It did just that.
Peele is celebrating today after his second directorial effort was a huge success at the box office. The $70 million total means ‘Us’ now has the largest weekend for an original horror movie ever.
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.
Absolutely incredible. For those who don’t remember, Peele’s first movie ‘Get Out‘ made $33 million during its opening weekend.
We don’t know why these “experts” continue to underestimate black filmmakers like Jordan Peele, but whatever, they’ll catch on one day.
If you haven’t watched ‘Us’ yet, you should definitely check it out. I’m not going to sit here and pretend everything makes sense in the movie, but it was incredibly entertaining. I enjoyed it more than Get Out.[mashshare]