Jordan Peele’s “US” Rocks The Box Office With $70 Million

Jordan Peele

LOS ANGELES, CA - March 4, 2018: Jordan Peele at the 90th Academy Awards Awards at the Dolby Theartre, Hollywood - Image (Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com)

Jordan Peele’s “Us” film made a jaw-dropping $70.25 million in ticket sales after launching this weekend.

This means that the hit movie tripled its $20 million budget in just three days since it premiered in theaters. Moreover, according to Forbes, it’s the third biggest debut for any R-rated horror film following “Halloween” $76 million in 2018 and “It”, which made $123 million in 2017.

The movie stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke from “Black Panther” and Elizabeth Moss from “The Handmaid’s Tale”. The movie centers around a family and their evil doppelgängers.

The movie features great acting from everyone including an amazing performance from Lupita Nyong’o, who plays both Adelaide, a loving mother and wife, along with “Red,” Adelaide’s doppelgänger. Winston Duke, of “Black Panther” fame, plays the father, while Shahadi Wright and Evan Alex play the parts of daughter Zora and son Jason.

To show how close of a family the cast is, Nyong’o shared a video to her Instagram account with the caption “Troublemaker ain’t scared of Us,” showcasing the four actors rapping in character as Wilson drives. The original track sees lyrics by Robyn Hood of Truth Teller Productions and music created by Chris Herbie Holland.

 

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