In a report from horror movie news website Joblo, Peele’s directorial debut, which has earned over $100 million at the box office, has joined the ranks of films such as The Exorcist, Hannibal, The Silencing of the Lambs and The Blair Witch Project.
Here’s where Get Out is on the top 10 list of highest grossing R-rated horror movies of all time:
1. The Exorcist: $232.9 million
2. Hannibal: $165 million
3. Get Out: $162.8 million
4. The Blair Witch Project: $140.5 million
5. The Conjuring: $137.4 million
6. The Silence of the Lambs: $130.7 million
7. Shutter Island: $128.0 million
8. Prometheus: $126.4 million
9. Paranormal Activity: $107.9 million
10. Black Swan: $106.9 million
Get Out will be coming to Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand in May, and will include bonus features such as the darker alternate ending that did not end up in the theatrical version, as well as Peele and the rest of the cast answering fan questions that will be hosted by Chance The Rapper.
Thanks to Get Out, Peele recently received this year’s CinemaCon Director of the Year Award. He was given the honor at this year’s CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards back in March.
“With the phenomenon known as Get Out, Jordan Peele has instantaneously become a force to reckon with as a gifted and enormously talented director and filmmaker,” Mitch Neuhauser, CinemaCon Managing Director, said in a statement. “He has audiences and critics around the globe enamored and spellbound, dare I say hypnotized, with his wildly inventive directorial debut, and we are ecstatic to be honoring him as this year’s ‘Director of the Year.'”