‘Get Out’ Movie Crosses $100M At Box Office
There is no sunken place at the box office for Jordan Peele‘s Get Out.
Get Out, made on a budget of $4.5 million, has crossed over $100 million at the box office in just 16 days!
Here’s the scoop on the film via Deadline:
As a horror movie, Get Out is truly an exception. Most genre films drop in the second weekend by at least 60% and are front-loaded. But Get Out continues to impress with only slight dips. Last weekend, the movie eased a jawdropping 15% for $28M (the best hold for a horror film since Dracula 2000), and this weekend Get Out is set to pull in $21M, just 24% down. In these diving Trump times, many rival distributors observe that Get Out hits a nerve with the audience, and that’s why audiences keep coming back (even though Peele, who wrote, doesn’t appear in the hysterical movie).
Get Out tells the story of Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) an African American young man who goes to meet his white girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) family (Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener) for the first time. But they’re not normal people, and Chris needs to Get Out of their house.
Jordan Peele shared his inspiration behind the film saying:
We had this black president and we’re living in this post-racial lie. This whole idea that we’ve passed it all. For me, and many black people out there, there’s racism. I experience it on an everyday basis. This movie was meant to reveal that there’s the monster of racism lurking underneath these seemingly innocent conversations and situations.
It’s been fascinating watching the last few years develop, because now the movie is coming out in a very different America from where it began. I think it’s more important now, and far more interesting now. I respect Universal for having the f*cking balls leaning into this kind of sh*t.
If you have not seen Get Out you are truly doing yourself a disservice.