Jordan Peele's Us Breaks Box Office Records with Huge $70.3 Million Debut

PEOPLE.com | 3/25/2019 | Staff
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Jordan Peele’s latest horror film Us scared audiences silly over the weekend — to the tune of over $70 million.

The Oscar winner’s acclaimed follow-up to Get Out exceeded expectations earning an estimated $70.3 million in North America. Industry experts predicted the film would make closer to $45 million this weekend. The film’s production budget was just $20 million, making the film already a hit for Universal.

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On top of winning the box office, Us also broke some major records, as Variety reports. It became the biggest debut for an original R-ratedthis link opens in a new tab film since Mark Wahlberg’s Ted in 2012; and surpassed A Quiet Place for the best opening for an original horror film.

Peele’s last film Get Out launched with $33 million...
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