Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Boo! Jordan Peele’s Horror Satire “Us” Scores $7.4 Million in Previews, Heads to $60 Mil Weekend


Jordan Peele is on a roll. UPDATE

His horror satire, “Us,” scored $7.4 million last night in previews. It’s on track for a $60 million weekend.

Peele’s last movie was “Get Out,” which made $176 million and garnered Oscar nominations. It won a lot of awards as well.

Peele has tapped into a market no one knew existed: social satire served in frighteningly scary movies. Everyone who’s seen “Us” says a lot of the movie has to be watched with hands over face.

If the box office soars above $60 million, the response is going to be insane from the press. I’d get tickets now, just to be safe.

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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