This image released by Universal Pictures shows Evan Alex, from left, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph and Lupita Nyong'o in a scene from "Us," written, produced and directed by Jordan Peele. (Claudette Barius/Universal Pictures via AP)
Photo: Claudette Barius/AP
Photo: Claudette Barius/AP

Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' follow-up 'Us' breaks box office records

“Us,” the follow-up Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” has set a box office record over the weekend.

Variety reported that “Us” grossed $70 million in North America, making it the largest opening weekend ever for an original horror movie, outpacing “A Quiet Place.” It has easily surpassed the $33 million debut of “Get Out,” according to Forbes.

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The film has also beat “Ted” as the biggest release for an original R-rated film.

“Us” stars Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, the mother of a family of four who are met with a creepy version of themselves while on a beach vacation. 

The film has been the second-biggest debut of the year, after Marvel’s “Captain Marvel,” EW reported.

CNBC reported that “Us” has drawn $16.7 million internationally, making its worldwide gross $86.9 million, which means it has surpassed its reported $20 million budget.

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