Lupita Nyong’o’s ‘US’ Blasts Past Projections To Premiere With $70 Million

Published: Sunday 24th Mar 2019 by Sam

If Jordan Peele experienced slow and steady success with ‘Get Out,’ its critically acclaimed follow-up ‘US’ is delivering much more immediate results.

Top-billed by Lupita Nyong’o, the chilling thriller landed is theaters worldwide this week and has to bulldozed initial expectations. Especially in North America.

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The horror flick has delivered one of the biggest debuts of 2019; for, ‘US’ grossed $70.3 million from 3,741 North American locations.

By doing, the flick has successfully crossed a number of notable milestones – including becoming the highest debut for an original horror movie; the biggest opening for an R-rated movie (topping ‘Ted’s with $54.4 million); the second-highest premiere of 2019 after ‘Captain Marvel’; and, after amassing $29 million within its first 24 hours, is the third-highest opening day for a horror film.

The news comes after ‘US’ blasted past initial forecasts ($38 million to $50 million).

Made on a $20 million budget, Peele’s latest production has more than tripled its investment. And that’s just in America.

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  1. Fancy BISH March 24, 2019

    ? #Slay

  2. Tk March 24, 2019

    Movie wasn’t good. Characters acted so dumb, even though they was being hunted.

    Go and see Shazam instead. Out in a couple of weeks,

    • Brent Christopher March 24, 2019

      STOP trying to hinder the success of this film. No, it isn’t a straight forward, nightmare on elm street type of horror flick. HOWEVER, it is a thought provoking, art piece for those of us who think beyond pop star album charts & snow kween written blog articles. The success of this film is very important to the ground level black community, as well as black creatives of modern day Hollywood.

      • Tk March 24, 2019

        I’m not hindering it, I’m giving an opinion on the movie. Maybe the people who are going to see it, are going to see a horror movie… better knowing beforehand right? Or would you rather people go and feel short changed and waste their money.

      • Brent Christopher March 24, 2019

        IT ISNT A WASTE OF MONEY! i cannot tell you how many posts ive seen across the nervous from viewers saying things like: “went into theater expecting _______, but still enjoyed the movie & was able to pull _______ from it.”
        at this point, everyone is CLEAR that this isn’t a traditional horror film. The fact that the project has made $67 million in 3 days says a LOT about the core quality of the project overall. keep your “disclaimers” to your surface minded self. You’re obviously still in your early twenties.

      • Brent Christopher March 24, 2019

        IT ISNT A WASTE OF MONEY! i cannot tell you how many posts ive seen across the net from viewers saying things like: “went into theater expecting _______, but still enjoyed the movie & was able to pull _______ from it.”
        at this point, everyone is CLEAR that this isn’t a traditional horror film. The fact that the project has made $67 million in 3 days says a LOT about the core quality of the project overall. keep your “disclaimers” to your surface minded self. You’re obviously still in your early twenties.

      • Tk March 24, 2019

        The fact that it’s made that about of money, doesn’t make it a good movie or snow it’s quality. 7 rings is number 1 in the music charts, so I guess that shows a lot about the core quality of the song.

        The movie has so many plot holes, also when the ambulance crew take the first guy in the ambulance, as the car pases… how comes the body of the guy wasn’t covered. Never in a million years, would they bring a dead body out, without covering it. It’s so dumb,

      • Brent Christopher March 24, 2019

        LMFAO @ the example you just used as a “plot hole”!! I knew you weren’t a mature, intelligent individual when I read your initial comment. Sweetheart, what you just described has NOTHING to do with plot. The uncovered body is symbolic of our desensitized state in contemporary America. HOW did you miss that? It represented the idea that we as a community no longer care about the poor, elderly or those living below the poverty line — hence everyone on the beach riding by & continuing to enjoy their happy-go-swellow WHITE lives!

      • Tk March 24, 2019

        I said also after I used that example. Did you not see that? Which means I’m makimg a different point.. You don’t seem to be reading very well.
        Ehh the guy who was killed was white… the guy who was dead, was taken from a house. Most of the community in the USA, aren’t rich, just like everywhere. So you’re saying most people don’t care about others then… it’s all bull crap. Next you’ll be saying things have deep meanings in the new pokomon movie.

  3. Tk March 24, 2019

    Us isn’t a horror movie… nothing scary in the movie happened… Do t go seeing it, cause you think it will scare you.

    • Brent Christopher March 24, 2019

      grow up. reach beyond the empty depth’s of your solo track mind & see the world in its full spectrum. US is a great thriller film that echoes the sentiments of modern day discord & a broken human chain. expand your mind & then maybe you’d appreciate High art of this magnitude.

  4. Liam March 24, 2019

    Us is more of a psychological thriller than horror if anything and I enjoyed the film as the subliminal plot it had

  5. Keith March 24, 2019

    I enjoyed it and can’t wait to see it again. And I typically loathe horror movies…so much to unpack

  6. Danny Bey March 24, 2019

    So am I going to be scared or nah. That’s all I want to know. If not, I’ll buy my ticket now lol

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