Box Office Results - 'Us'
I think we all knew that Us was going to at least be relatively big, it had substantial buzz and the reviews have been nothing short of glowing, that said, I don’t think anybody expected the monumental opening that it had this weekend.
Box Office: $71 million
For a movie that cost a relatively cheap $20 million to produce, Us is knocking it completely out of the park. Jordan Peele’s second directorial effort grossed an astonishing $71 million. To put that in perspective, Get Out, which was a colossal hit in its own right made just $33 million in its opening weekend, of course it was able to leg it to a much more impressive total, but still. Also, with relatively positive audience reception and stellar critical scores, this film should stick around for quite some time and has a great shot at passing up Get Out’s 176 million domestic total.
I guess Jordan Peele really is the next master of horror whose name at the top of the poster helps sell the concept. It’s a relief, too, because there really aren’t too many newer filmmakers that people run out to see based off of their pedigree alone. For me, it’ll take one more solid film to completely solidify him, but I’m loving what I’m seeing so far, and have absolute faith in Peele’s ability behind the camera.
Us, despite word-of-mouth that is not quite as strong as Get Out, is still something that a lot of people are curious about checking out so I don’t think it will drop too terribly hard in the long run. My prediction is that it makes it a littler farther than Get Out did, perhaps around $180 million.
The Top 10
Captain Marvel dipped to second place this weekend, though still held tough with around $34 million, the picture now has a running total of $321 million and should eclipse the huge billion dollar worldwide milestone by next week. Wonder Park also had a small drop, grossing an additional $8.7 (-45%) million for a total of $29 million, that said, no matter how small the drops, this is doomed to be a box office failure due to it’s high budget. Five Feet Apart had an even smaller drop, bringing in another $8.5 million (-35%) for a total so far of $26 million, at this rate the film should be a moderate success. Rounding out the top 5, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World continued to hold strong, bringing in $6.5 million (-30%) for a respectable cume of $146 million .
1. Us - $71.1 million (NEW) $71.1 million
2. Captain Marvel - $34.3 million (-49.6%) $320.1 million
3. Wonder Park - $8.8 million (-44.7%) $29.2 million
4. Five Feet Apart - $8.5 million (-35.2%) $26.3 million
5. How to Train Your Dragon 3 - $6.5 million (-29.7%) $145.7 million
6. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral - $4.4 million (-43.8%) $65.8 million
7. No Manches Frida 2 - $1.8 million (-53.8%) $6.6 million
8. Gloria Bell - $1.7 million (+352.7%) $2.3 million
9. The Lego Movie 2 - $1.7 million (-46%) 103.3 million
10. Alita: Battle Angel - $1.1 million (-43.1%) $83.8 million
Source: Box Office Mojo