Jordan Peele’s new original horror movie “Us” broke box office records over the weekend with a $71.2 million debut.
The film, a follow up to Peele’s Oscar-winning sensation “Get Out”, has officially become the second biggest-opening of 2018, preceded only by “Captain Marvel” with $153 million.
“Us” has also scored as the second highest grossing opening for an R rated film, just a step below Seth MacFarlane’s Ted.
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The film has scored 94% on the Rotten Tomatoes meter and has received multiple positive reviews. However, the critics say “Us” is a bit hard for people to digest and it is not for everyone just like its predecessor.
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Universal President of domestic distribution Jim Orr said: “If we put it simply, Jordan Peele is a genius. He has managed to tap into something that the domestic box office can’t get enough of.
“People just can’t wait to see what he’s going to do next.”
In 2017, “Get Out” was made on a budget of $4 million and it managed to gross $255 million worldwide, so much more than what it was expected. The very high expectations for “Us” are definitely being met.
Jordan Peele’s next projects include a reboot of TV series “The Twilight Zone” and the production of a spirit-sequel to “Candyman”.