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Jordan Peele’s Us Opens to Record $70M, Captain Marvel Passes $900M


Universal Pictures opened Jordan Peele’s Us in 3,741 theaters on Friday and the highly-anticipated horror film brought in an estimated $70.25 million, an impressive average of $18,778 per theater. Peele’s follow-up to Get Out also brought in $16.7 million from 47 international markets to put its worldwide opening at $86.95 million. The top international markets were UK ($3.7 million), France ($2 million), Germany ($1.4 million), Spain ($1.2 million), and Indonesia ($0.8 million).

Us, from Universal and Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, is now the highest-grossing original horror opening ever, the highest-grossing original R-rated movie opening ever, and the highest-grossing opening for live-action original since 2009’s Avatar.

The film, written, directed and produced by Peele, stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, Evan Alex, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon, and Noelle Sheldon. It cost $20 million to make and received a B CinemaScore from audiences.

After topping the North American box office for two weeks, Marvel Studios‘ Captain Marvel dropped to second place with $35 million and has now earned $321.5 million domestically. Internationally, the hit film remained No. 1 in nearly all markets with $52 million from 54 territories to take its overseas total to $588.8 million (with $146.3 million coming from China). With a worldwide total of $910.3 million, the film now stands as the No. 10 global superhero film of all time, passing Thor: Ragnarok ($854M), Venom ($855M), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($864M), Batman v Superman ($874M), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880M), and Spider-Man 3 ($891M).

Captain Marvel is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The film stars Academy Award winner Brie LarsonSamuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Movies, and Ilion Animation Studios’ Wonder Park dropped to third place with $9 million. The animated family film has earned $29.5 million after two weeks. The movie also added $5 million from 24 international markets. That puts the overseas total at $10.2 million and worldwide sum at $39.7 million. Wonder Park was voiced by Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, Mila Kunis, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Norbert Leo Butz, Brianna Denski, and Ken Hudson Campbell.

Fourth place at the domestic box office belonged to CBS Films romantic drama Five Feet Apart, starring Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse. The film added $8.8 million and has grossed $26.5 million after two weeks. Directed by Justin Baldoni, Five Feet Apart stars Moises Arias, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Paraminder Nagra, and Claire Forlani.

Rounding out the top five was How to Train You Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Animation), which brought in another $6.5 million and has now earned $145.8 million after five weeks. With an international total of $342.3 million, the third installment has made $488 million worldwide. Written and directed by Dean DeBlois, the sequel cost $129 million to make and features the voices of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Kit Harrington, Craig Ferguson, and F. Murray Abraham.

And Tyler Perry’s last turn as Madea in Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral (Lionsgate) added $4.5 million domestically in sixth place to take its four-week total to $65.8 million. Written, directed and produced by Tyler PerryA Madea Family Funeral stars Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, and Perry in multiple roles. Perry has portrayed Madea in 11 films and 11 plays.

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Mirko Parlevliet
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.


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