Following the success of his 2017 directorial debut, "Get Out", that became a cultural phenomenon and an Academy Award-winning blockbuster hit, Jordan Peele is back with his sophomore and he's proving to be a legitimate force at the box office.
Us has only been in theaters for three days but it's already breaking box-office records. The tally beat analysts' estimates of US$51 million to US$54 million - and ranked the film among the highest-openings ever for a horror feature.
There are a lot of non-"original live-action film" s that have made a lot more than Us, but that does reflect just how big of an opening this number is for a movie that isn't based on anything that previously existed in film or another medium.
The Universal Pictures release opened as the No. 1 film in North America, registering weekend sales of US$70.3 million (S$95 million) from USA and Canadian theatres and toppling Captain Marvel, researcher Comscore Inc. estimated Sunday (March 24) in an email. "He's managed to tap into something that the domestic box office can't get enough of". It has a 94 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, rare praise for the horror genre.
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The thriller stars Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke, both of whom appear in two roles throughout the film. The Marvel Studios superhero release slid to second place with $35 million in its third week.
Finally, Universal and DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World hung in at the fifth spot, once again sticking in the top five since its February 22 opening. So far the film has taken $321 million domestically, bringing its worldwide total to $910 million.
Among specialty releases, Bleecker Street's Hotel Mumbai pulled in US$89,492 when it bowed in four theatres in NY and Los Angeles, translating to US$21,623 per venue. The movie was pulled from theaters in New Zealandfollowing the Christchurch shooting.