Jordan Peele’s highly anticipated “US” opened on Thursday to 7.4 million and per several media sources it’s expected to make around 35-40 million during the opening weekend.
If it exceeds the 50 million range, it will mark the third best domestic opening for an R-rated horror pic behind It ($123.4 million) and last year’s Halloween sequel ($76.2 million). It’s already on track to pass Blumhouse’s opening of ‘The Nun’ which was released in 2018.
Per Variety, it recently opened at the SXSW Film Festival to rave reviews and Peele directed “Us” from his own script and produced alongside Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, and Monkeypaw’s Ian Cooper. The film is the company’s first solo production venture.
Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to happen. Her worst fears soon become a reality when four masked strangers descend upon 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.
Check back with us for our review of ‘US’