Jordan Peele‘s Us has broken the expected predictions for the first week out. The film looked to make an approximate of $68 million this past weekend, but ultimately shattered that by making around $70.2 million heading into Saturday. Peele’s last film, Get Out, earned $33.3 million during the first weekend, with much more expected throughout the week.
Peele’s horror film has earned the number one spot for an original horror film opening.
According to Fandango, Us is still number 1 in advance ticket sales for Sunday, meaning the number is set to grow exponentially.
“Simply put, Jordan Peele is a genius, and we’re thrilled he put his signature touch to the genre,” Universal domestic distribution boss Jim Orr stated. “Folks come out of the movie and they have to talk about. It’s really a topic of conversation, how people are interpreting the movie. That’s a great sign for legs.”
Congrats to Jordan Peele on this incredible accomplishment!