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The filmmaker's follow-up to 'Get Out' scored the third-biggest horror opening of all time, while 'Captain Marvel' zipped past $300 million in the U.S. and $900 million globally.
Rare is the emerging filmmaker who delivers two box-office juggernauts — and profit monsters — in a row.
Jordan Peele has done just that with Us, which debuted to a shocking $70.3 million at the domestic box office over the weekend to scare up the third-biggest horror opening ever behind It ($123.4 million) and last year's Halloween sequel ($76.2 million), as well as the No. 1 launch for an original horror title.
Overseas, Us took in $16.7 million from its first 47 markets for a global bow of $87 million — more than four times the film's $20 million production budget (that doesn't include marketing). Among major markets, the U.K. led with $3.8 million, followed by France ($2 million), Germany ($1.4 million) and Spain ($1.2 million).