Jordan Peele has established himself as a top filmmaker in the industry.
According to the New York Times, Peele’s latest horror movie, “Us,” sold an estimated $70.3 million in tickets over the weekend, easily leading the domestic box office and more than doubling the opening-weekend ticket sales of $33.4 million for his smash-hit directorial debut, “Get Out.”
The former sketch comedian success with “Get Out” (which went on to gross around $175 million) earned him an Oscar. And now, with “Us,” he proves to critics that he is a top filmmaker in the competitive industry.
At first, analysts thought “Us” would open with a $40 million mark, but now it has gone and grossed over $70m, and fans can’t wait to see what the first week earning will be.
“Us” stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Evan Alex as a family tormented by their evil, scissor-wielding doppelgängers.