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.
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.