By Kayla Kibbe / March 22, 2019

Jordan Peele’s “Us” Expected to Earn $64M in Opening Weekend

The film raked in $7.4M in Thursday night previews alone.

Lupita Nyong'o In Jordan Peele's "Us" (Universal)
Lupita Nyong'o In Jordan Peele's "Us" (Universal)

Jordan Peele’s Us is already cleaning up at the box office. The critically-acclaimed film slammed into its debut weekend, pulling in $7.4 million in Thursday night previews.

Following Thursday night’s success, the film is on track to earn $27 million Friday at the North American box office, with an impressive $64 million in earnings projected for the weekend.

The film’s Thursday night numbers mark one of the most impressive showings for a horror film, and the predicted earnings for the weekend leave Us poised to unseat Captain Marvel from its No. 1 slot at the box office, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

If the film continues to perform as predicted, its weekend earnings are expected to mark the third-best opening for an R-rated horror film. Us will rank behind 2017’s It, which pulled in a whopping $123 million in its opening weekend, and last year’s Halloween, which holds the No. 2 spot at $76.2 million.

The film’s early success comes as no surprise following the massive popularity of Peele’s 2017 debut, Get Out. While Peele’s first feature sparked a cultural sensation, Us is already projected to outperform its predecessor at the box office.

Starring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke, Us tells the story of a woman who returns to her childhood home with her family, where they encounter the uncanny in the form of their own doppelgängers.

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