Congratulations to Jordan Peele! His horror film “Us” has the largest weekend for an original horror movie, which has surpassed “A Quiet Place,” as well as the biggest launch for an original R-rated film behind “Ted.” It also soared past Peele’s directorial debut “Get Out,” which debuted with $33 million in 2017.
via LA Times:
Peele’s highly anticipated sophomore effort follows a family of four who are terrorized by their own murderous doppelgängers while on a family vacation. It earned a B CinemaScore rating and a 94% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
“Jordan Peele’s understanding of the movie theater experience is on full display,” said Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst at Comscore. “Social media blew up all weekend long with moviegoers recounting their personal experiences of watching the film. The only thing scarier than the movie itself was the FOMO that it inspired among fans.”
Congratulations once again Jordan!