The movie exceeded the expectations in a big way.
Jordan Peele's new horror movie debuted in the United States with staggering 70 million dollars revenue. Everyone was expecting that the movie starring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke would do well at the box office, but initial forecasts settled on $40-45 million. The result becomes even more striking when you consider that the movie production only costed $20 million. This is the best debut for an original live-action project since Avatar, released ten years ago. "Us" represents another horror hit for Hollywood. Horror movies such as "It," "Halloween" and "A Quiet Place" have made big money on low budgets in recent years.
The latest reviews say Us manages to be funny, freaky, and thrilling all at once, and marks another step forward in Peele's evolving sense of storytelling and craftsmanship. ''Us'' will most likely overcome the 176 million revenue of Peele's previous horror “Get Out”, which won an Oscar for original screenplay in 2017.
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