Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Grosses Over $70 Million Opening Weekend

Jordan Peele’s Us exceeded the $68 million expectations, and grossed over $70 million during its opening week.

Deadline reports that the flick generated approximately $70.2 million in ticket sales after pulling in $25.4 million on Saturday. The outlet notes that there was concern that the Get Out follow-up wouldn’t live up to Peele’s directorial debut, but by Friday night the movie already exceeded the $33 million that Get Out brought in its whole debut weekend.

Us marks the biggest opening for a live-action film since 2009’s Avatar ($77 million). Although it falls behind the reboots for It ($123.4 million) and Halloween ($76.2 million), Us had a record-setting opening for an original horror film.

The movie still has more money to rake in once it premieres in international markets.

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