Jay-Z Congratulates Jordan Peele For Having The #1 Movie With 'Us'

26 March, 2019, 00:36 | Author: Courtney Perry
  • Us director Jordan Peele and actors Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke at the movie's premiere at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City

It also means that Us has officially enjoyed the biggest opening weekend for an original horror film in history, leaping over A Quiet Place. Though exit polls for Us (B CinemaScore, 80% overall PostTrak positive) were behind Get Out's (A- CinemaScore, 84% positive), that never stopped the box office momentum for Peele's latest.

The opening for Jordan Peele's Us is even bigger than the $70.2M that Universal reported with early morning reports showing $71.1M after a $16.8M Sunday.

Aside from the numbers, the film stars Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Evan Alex as a family tormented by their evil doppelgängers, which thus far has garnered generally strong reviews from critics and fans alike.

Since its debut at the South by Southwest Film Festival, "Us" has continued to build up enthusiastic word of mouth.


With the better-than-expected debut of "Us", ticket sales at domestic box office are pacing over 15% ahead of the same frame in 2018, when "Pacific Rim Uprising" was the No. 1 film in North America.

With Us barreling into theaters, the shock flick pushed Marvel's Captain Marvel into second place. In third spot was Paramount's animation "Wonder Park", at $9 million (Sh906m). The highest-ever opening for a horror movie goes to It: Chapter One ($123.4 million) followed by David Gordon Green's Halloween sequel/soft reboot ($76.2 million). The conclusion to the Dragon trilogy pocketed US$6.5 million in its fifth weekend in theatres, bringing its domestic total to US$145 million. The film has made $87 million worldwide.

Coming in at No. 5 is Universal and DreamWorks' How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

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