Get Out Goes Out With a Bang

Jordan Peele's directorial debut scores $30.5M in first outing
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 26, 2017 11:11 AM CST
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(Newser) – Comedian Jordan Peele's directorial debut Get Out has made a splash atop the box office in its opening weekend, reports the AP. Studio estimates Sunday show the thriller earned $30.5 million to take first place. The well-reviewed film only cost a reported $4.5 million to produce. Get Out pushed The Lego Batman Movie into second place. The animated family picture added $19 million this weekend and is now up to $133 million after only three weeks in theaters. John Wick: Chapter Two took third place with $9 million, while the Matt Damon-starrer The Great Wall took fourth with $8.7 million. Fifty Shades Darker rounded out the top five with $7.7 million, pushing the erotic drama over the $100 million mark in its third weekend. (Read more box office stories.)

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