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‘Us’ smashes box-office predictions, breaks records

March 25, 2019
Jordan Peele made his directorial debut with 2017’s ‘Get Out’. The horror film was an instant hit amongst viewers and critics - earning over $250 million against its $4.5 million budget. Peele went on to win an Oscar for ‘Best Original Screenplay’ and this past weekend, his long awaited follow-up was finally released. It did not disappoint. ‘Us’ was expected to bring in somewhere between $35 million - $50 million but it ended up bringing in an astonishing $70 million (‘Get Out’ brought in $33 million on its opening weekend). This officially makes it the highest grossing opening weekend for an original horror film - the previous record was set last year by ‘A Quiet Place’ - and the third highest opening of all time for an R-rated horror film; only behind last years ‘Halloween’ ($76.2m) & ‘It’ ($123.4m). Worldwide, ‘Us’ has brought in $87 million total against its $20 million budget. ‘Us’ currently has a 90% rating on Stardust. Will Peele go down as one of the greatest horror filmmakers of all time? Let us know what your thoughts about this news and the movie in the comments below (NO SPOILERS please! Don’t want to ruin it for those who haven’t seen it yet).