#JordanPeele’s’Us’ garners record-breaking opening with 29 Mil! On pace to set NEW horror film record! [details]


Jordan Peele’s LATEST mastermind, ‘Us’ is already BREAKING RECORDS and on paced for even MORE greatness as his OPENING weekend draws to a close.

Opening NIGHT numbers are end, and ‘Us’ raked in a STAGGERING 29 million out the gate! That includes $7.4m in Thursday previews, meaning that the MonkeyPaw chiller earned just 25% of its “opening day” take on Thursday.

Us, an original, R-rated horror movie with a mostly black cast, just scored the biggest opening day in history for a live-action original. But check this though, and we must add in inflation, but Peele’s THRILLER outperformed ‘Avatar’s opening numbers: it earned more on Friday than the opening day ($26.7m) and the second Saturday ($28.272m) of James Cameron’s BLOCKBUSTER!

Us is on track to score the highest movie debut for an original horror flick as well as land a top spot as one of the largest movie debuts of 2019, according to Variety magazine.

The movie is estimated to have already taken in $67 million from 3,741 North American locations. Should these numbers continue, the movie could topple Ted as the largest debut for an R-rated movie (Ted earned $54.4 million) and come in next to Captain Marvel as the second-highest debut this year.

The current projection is above earlier estimates, which had placed it in the $38 million to $50 million range, and marks quite a leg up over Peele’s last film, “Get Out.” That horror pic debuted to $33 million in 2017 and eventually amassed $167 million Stateside.

Lupita Nyong’o stars as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband (Winston Duke) and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for a summer getaway. As her paranoia increases and she becomes more certain something bad will happen to her family, the silhouettes of four figures — the family’s doppelgangers — appear in the driveway.

Peele wrote and directed the pic, which Universal is distributing, and it’s the first solo production for Peele’s company, Monkeypaw Productions.

Keep supporting the FILM so we can make this a RECORD SETTING weekend for Peele!


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