Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Breaks Original Horror Film Record With $70 Million Opening

  • The Wrap
Universal/Monkeypaw’s “Us” has set a new opening weekend record for original horror films, earning a $70.2 million launch from 3,741 screens and blowing past the record of $50.2 million set by “A Quiet Place” last year.

“Us” has also more than doubled the opening weekend earned by Jordan Peele’s previous film, “Get Out,” which opened to $33.3 million in February 2017. When ranked among all horror films, including franchise titles and remakes, “Us” sits third, just behind the $123 million opening for 2017’s “It” remake and the $76 million opening for last year’s “Halloween.”

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The critical acclaim “Us” received at its SXSW premiere two weeks ago has continued, earning a 94 percent Rotten Tomatoes score and adding $16.7 million from 47 overseas markets to earn an $86.9 million worldwide launch against a $20 million budget.

According to CinemaScore audience data,
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