Friday Box Office: ‘Us’ Slices Up $29 Million on the Way to Scary Good Debut

Collider | 3/23/2019 | Vinnie Mancuso
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Congratulations Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Evan Alex…ya played yourselves. And it actually turned out pretty okay: Jordan Peele‘s doppelgänger horror flick Us carved up $29 million on Friday night, coming in above expectations and headed toward an impressive $67 million+ debut weekend. A bit of perspective on that number — Us‘ numbers are mightily impressive in the R-rated horror realm, landing among top openers like Andy Muschietti‘s IT ($123.4 million) and David Gordon Green‘s Halloween sequel ($76.2 million). But if you’re talking an original idea, not a sequel or adaptation, Peele’s sophomore effort might be headed for the best horror opening of all time.

The film, Peele’s follow-up to the Oscar-winning Get Out, follows the Wilson family—Gabe (Duke), Adelaide (Nyong’o), Zora (Wright Joseph), and Jason (Alex)—attempting a summer lakehouse getaway when four home invaders shatter their peace. A...
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