Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Sets Opening Weekend Record for an Original Horror Film

Source: Monkeypaw Productions

Peele has another blockbuster on his hands.

Though it’s only the top of Sunday, the weekend belongs to Jordan Peele and the crew behind Us.

READ: How Jordan Peele’s Us Navigates Michael Jackson in a Post-Leaving Neverland World

According to Deadlinethe Get Out follow-up has blown past initial box office projections, setting an opening weekend record for an original horror film (the second-highest grossing premiere weekend for any original film, ever.) With $70.2 million already in the bag and the whole day ahead, Us has already doubled the opening numbers of its critically-lauded predecessor ($33,377,060, according to Box Office Mojo.)

READ: Jordan Peele Reveals His Favorite Horror Villain — And It’s Not Candyman

Us stars Lupita Nyong’o, Duke Winston, Tim Heidecker, and Elisabeth Moss. Peele, of course, is in the director’s chair and wrote the film’s script. At the beginning of a third full day in rotation, Us has maintained a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes  and is currently sparking all sorts of feed-dodging debates/conspiracies. On April 1st, Peele’s rebooted Twilight Zone series will debut on CBS, leading some writers to speculate over potential tie-ins to the film.

See Us if you can and hear the film’s Michael Abels-composed score below.



Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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