'Get Out' Exceeds All Expectations With Major Box Office Debut

Feb 28, 2017, 00:47

Jordan Peele's Get Out has officially come back with a $30.5 million estimated return at the box office for the weekend, and it's for good reason. The film achieved a rare 100-percent on the famous movie ratings site Rotten Tomatoes and an A- on CinemaScore. Like several of Blumhouse's recent releases including "Split" and the Purge and Ouija franchises, "Get Out" was made on a low budget - in this case, about $4.5 million - and is over-performing with audiences.

Jordan Peele's feature directorial debut has captivated audiences all weekend, and it easily beat out The LEGO Batman Movie for the top spot. Universal distributed, marketed, and partnered on both movies. What's even more impressive is that total represents more than six times its meager budget of $4.5 million.

According to hollywoodreporter, Peele's (Key & Peele) "Get out" movie is about a young African-American man (Daniel Kaluuya) who is anxious about meeting the family of his white girlfriend (Allison Williams) since she hasn't told them he is black.

"Collide" is an action thriller starring Nicholas Hoult and Felicity Jones that was originally supposed to open in 2015, set up at Relativity Media, but left the company during its financial collapse.

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This weekend's clear box office victor is the thriller Get Out. Estimates say Sunday will bring in 6 million bringing the total to over 30 million dollars, including Friday's box office.

Lego Batman isn't likely to catch up to The Lego Movie, the 2014 predecessor that it spins off from.

John Wick: Chapter Two took third place with $9 million, while The Great Wall took fourth with $8.7 million. The film's voice cast includes Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simons, Mat Dillon, and Lewis Black. M. Night Shyamalan has also returned to his glory days of box office success with his hit film, Split.

With solid reviews and the backing of a franchise flagship that grossed $457.7 million on its own, it was little surprise that The Lego Batman Movie was able to best Fifty Shades Darker on Valentine's Day weekend.

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