For Jordan Peele, the brains behind the thriller ‘Get Out‘, that number will be of great significance as it’s the number of dollars the movie has earned at the box office.
As of this week, the project-which stars Daniel Kaluuya, Alison Williams, Betty Gabriel and Marcus Henderson– the release has generated $170,330,885 domestically and $18,700,000 outside of the US to bringing its total to $189,030,855.
The reason this movie is working and resonating with the black audiences is that it gives its audience credit. It doesn’t presume that people are going to watch this film and go out and attack people. It presumes that people are going to be engaged intellectually and thematically. I knew it would do more to allow us to face our fears and address our horror than it would be a divisive movie.