Who would have ever thought any move would out-do a Marvel movie. Well, Universal’s release of Jordan Peele’s Us dominated the domestic box office, not only out-performing the opening weekends for several recent horror hits, but delivering the second largest opening ever for a live-action, original picture, topping the weekend box office with over $70 million. The film also decimated the opening for Peele’s previous film Get Out, which was a massive hit back in 2017 following a $33.3 million debut. Get Out would go on to gross over $176 million domestically, ranking as the third largest horror film of all-time domestically.
Internationally, ‘Us’ debuted in 47 markets and brought in an estimated $16.7 million led by a $3.67 million opening in the UK , a $1.98 million France debut, $1.36 million in Germany and a $1.17 million launch in Spain. Next weekend’s key markets include openings in Korea, Russia and Australia followed by openings in Italy (Apr 4), Mexico (May 3) and finally Japan on August 23.
|Domestic Total as of Mar. 25, 2019:$77,075,050|
|Distributor: Universal||Release Date: March 22, 2019|
|Genre: Thriller||Runtime: 1 hrs. 56 min.|
|MPAA Rating: R||Production Budget: $20 million|