Sunday, May 26, 2024

Movies: Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” Crosses $100 Mil Line Today, Made for $4.5 Million


This is the kind of box office story Hollywood loves.

Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” crosses the $100 million line today. It finished the weekend at $111 million. It was made for $4.5 million.

“Get Out” comes from the demonic production company owned by Jason Blum, and his Blumhouse. I knew Jason when he was working for Harvey and Bob Weinstein. He obviously learned a lot.

Blumhouse has its name on series like “Paranormal Activity,” “The Purge,” and “Insidious.” They’re the kings of low budget high quality horror films. This year they’re going to bring back a new “Amityville Horror” film. Next year they’ve gor “Halloween.”

“Get Out” has only been in theatres for two weeks, so they’re just getting started. And sequels are a dead certainty as Peele & Co. have built in many possibilities. Plus Peele says he has ideas for four other movies along the lines of “Get Out.” I’m just wondering if the white audiences are getting the message of the film– especially in the current political environment. But Hollywood will get the message as the money flows in.

And star Daniel Kaluuya? His career is set now. Congrats!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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