There was a lot of anticipation for Us this weekend, the latest Jordan Peele film, but there was a sense through some of the reviews that it wasn’t going to be quite as good as Get Out was. That said, the good will that Get Out brought with it definitely got a lot of people interested in seeing Us and it landed with a $70.25 million take. It’s now the third largest opening for an R-Rated horror film and it blew past Get Out with its debut that was $33.3 million in 2017. That film wound up at $176 million in the domestic market so it’ll be interesting to see where it goes from there.
Taking second place is Captain Marvel, as expected, where it had a $35 million take to bring it to $321 million and brings it into tenth place within the MCU box office rankings. It also added another $52 million overseas to bring that to $588 million. And a combined total with chance brings it to $910 million. Suffice to say, this will cross the $1 billion mark within the next week.
After those two films, everything is at $9 million or under, with Wonder Park dipping 43% and Five Feet Apart dropping 34% in its second weekend, which is pretty great holds overall.
Warner Bros. had a special Fandango event for Shazam! and the two showings it had on Saturday clocked in at $3.3 million.
Next weekend brings out Dumbo in 4,000 screens from Buena Vista while Neon has a wide release for The Beach Bum. Pure Flix goes for Unplanned in 1,000 screens while IFC hits up Diane with a 3-screen premiere. Yash Raj has Notebook out while Greenwich has the Screwball documentary. This week has the limited release of the anime film Trinity Seven as well.