After winning the Valentine's Day and President’s Day weekends, The LEGO Batman Movie has been knocked off its perch by Get Out — the horror-comedy directed by Jordan Peele that addresses the racism that continues to divide our nation from a clever, entertaining, and unique angle.
Get Out pulled in $10.8 million on Friday and is projected to win the weekend with 3-day total of $28-$29 million. Whereas most horror films receive B-level CinemaScores, Get Out has been getting an A- CinemaScore from audiences — suggesting its box office numbers aren't front loaded, will have legs.
The LEGO Batman Movie is projected to gross $18 million this week, which is good enough for a second-place finish. Meanwhile, John Wick: Chapter 2 will take third with $8.6 million, The Great Wall will nab fourth with $8 Million, and Fifty Shades Darker falls to fifth with $7.5 million.
WORTH THE HYPE: Get Out is a Masterful Horror Comedy Experience
In Universal Pictures’ Get Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation. Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods). At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, Get Out is written and directed by Peele (Key and Peele) and produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, as well as Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, Bad Words), Edward H. Hamm Jr. (Bad Words) and Peele. The film also stars Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men series), Stephen Root (No Country for Old Men), Milton “Lil Rel” Howery (The Carmichael Show), Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Marcus Henderson (Pete’s Dragon) and Lakeith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton).