The highly anticipated horror movie Us, directed by Jordan Peele came out over the weekend in the U.S., Germany and Brazil and already absolutely killing it (like Lupita Nyong’o’s doppelgänger family).
The film debuted with $70 million in the U.S. box office, already holding the record for ‘second biggest opening for an original live – action’, after Avatar (2009) – no doubt it’ll actually be more memorable and culturally impactful, though. Us also has other record breaking feats under its belt, including ‘biggest opening for an original horror movie’ and ‘biggest opening for an R rated movie’.
Anyone posting #UsMovie spoilers before Monday, I’m reporting the tweet as “abusive content” to try and get your account suspended. I encourage the rest of you to do the same.
— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) March 22, 2019
Peele’s directorial debut Get Out earned $255 million USD, and won the 2018 Oscar for ‘Best Original Screenplay’, one of four Academy nominations. The racially charged movie was a game changer for horror, and Peele proved himself to have way more talents than just really good Obama impressions.
‘Get Out’ is a documentary.
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) November 15, 2017
Us follows Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) returning to the beachfront home, with her husband (Black Panther’s Winston Duke) where she grew up as a child. Four masked strangers come to the house, forcing the Wilsons into a fight for survival. When the masks come off, the family is horrified to learn that each attacker takes the appearance of one of them.
According to Universal Picture’s distribution chief Jim Orr, “It’s amazing. The film absolutely blew by the most robust of forecasts and I think that’s all to do with the great appeal of Jordan Peele.”
PLEASE DO NOT (AND I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH) get on Twitter and ruin the “Us” movie for everyone who hasn’t seen it yet.
— Chyna Doll 💛 (@chynaaa_16) March 22, 2019
With only two films under his name, Jordan Peele is already one of the biggest filmmakers in Hollywood right now. He’s come a long way since his MAD TV days.
Us opens in Australian cinemas this Thursday March 28, safe to say we’re booking our tickets asap.
Featured image via Twitter @variety.