Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Opens to Austonishing $70.3-M

Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Opens to Austonishing $70.3-M


Us, the follow-up to ‘Get Out’ scored the 3rd-biggest horror opening of all time, while ‘Captain Marvel’ flew past $300-M in North America and $900-M globally.

Us debuted to $70.3-M at the domestic box office over the weekend to scare up the 3rd-biggest horror opening ever.

Overseas, Us took in $16.7-M from its first 47 markets for a global bow of $87-M, this is more than 4X the film’s $20-M production budget sans marketing.

Captain Marvel made headlines in its 3rd weekend as it crossed the $900-M mark worldwide to become the #10 comic book adaptation of all time.

The Superhero pic from Marvel Studios and Disney (NYSE:DIS) earned another $35-M in North America to finish Sunday with a domestic take of $321.5-M. Overseas, Captain Marvel earned $52.1-M from 54 markets for a foreign haul of $588.8-M and $910.3-M worldwide.

Saturday’s sneak previews of DC’s Shazam! took in $3.3-M, according to Warner Bros., which hosted the sneaks with Fandango.

Paramount’s, a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) Wonder Park placed 3rd in its 2nd weekend with $9-M for a domestic total of $29.5-M and $39.7-M globably.

CBS Films’ (NYSE:CBS) teen drama Five Feet Apart fell 33% in its 2nd frame to $8.8-M for a 10-day domestic take of $26.5-M Vs a production budget of $7-M, with a global take of $32.8-M.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World rounded out the Top 5 with $6.5-M in its 5th weekend for a domestic tally of $145.8-M and $488.1-M globally.

New offerings at the specialty box office

Hotel Mumbai the drama opened in 4 cinemas, posted a location average of $21,623 for distributor Bleecker Street, which took over duties after the fall of The Weinstein Co.

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